RFQ for Design-Build Services for the St. Elizabeth’s East Gateway Pavilion

Sponsors: District of Columbia Department of General Services

Type: Open, RfQ, two-phase

Location: Washington, DC

Language: English

Fee: None

Eligibility: Licensed architects

Process: Three firms shortlisted for second stage design competition

Jury: N/A


20 June 2012 – RfQ documents due

2 July 2012 – Shortlist announced

6 August 2012 – Design presentations

27 August – Winner announced

15 May 2013 – Completion of project

Design Challenge:

The District seeks to take a bold first step in realizing its plans for the campus by constructing an innovative and aesthetically unique structure to serve interim uses before the redevelopment of the site is complete and has these additional goals:

To provide an iconic structure to house food amenities (i.e. lunchtime vendors) to serve Coast Guard employees, community members, and other local employees in the years before the first phase of East Campus construction is completed (approx. 2015).

To provide a flexible space to host other activities such as farmer’s markets, community, and cultural events.

To activate the East Campus and begin to brand it as an iconic, unique and active asset and destination to the local community, East of the River, and greater DC area.

Delivery of documents to:

DC Department of General Services

Att’n: JW Lanum

Frank D. Reeves Center

2000 14th Street, NW, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20009

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