Client: NIH - National Library of Medicine

Location: Bethesda, MD

Job Description: Various Office Renovations


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) occupies several floors in Building 38A and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Cherokee provided fire protection consulting and design services for the phased renovations for the Visitor's Center, Third Floor, Eighth Floor and Tenth Floor of this building. Cherokee additionally provided construction administration and inspection services during the course of these projects.

Visitor's Center - The Visitor's Center was designed to accommodate up to 30 visitors at a time during tour presentations and to provide maximum flexibility to accommodate existing and future exhibits, including a number of interactive exhibits. Specific project features included a raised floor to aid in electrical and data flexibility, a rear projector room and acoustical treatments to mitigate noise transmission beyond the Visitor's Center. The space was fully sprinkler protected and provided with fire alarm devices, sensitive to physically challenged persons, as well as those subject to seizures.

Third Floor - Renovation of the entire floor (approximately 7,500 ft2) included private offices, meeting rooms and an open plan layout to accommodate systems furniture. Project included new carpet and ceilings throughout; as well as mechanical, fire protection and electrical upgrades.

Eighth Floor - Renovation of the entire floor (approximately 7,500 ft2) included private offices, meeting rooms and an open plan layout to accommodate systems furniture. Project included new carpet and ceilings throughout; as well as mechanical, fire protection and electrical upgrades.

Tenth Floor - This partial renovation (approximately 3,500 ft2) included private offices, meeting rooms and an open plan layout to accommodate systems furniture. Project included new carpet and ceilings throughout; as well as mechanical, fire protection and electrical upgrades.

 

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