The JBG Companies Headquarters

The JBG Companies Headquarters

The Power of Partnership

With a vast amount of office, residential, hotel and retail space in its portfolio, The JBG Companies (JBG) is a world-class real estate leader in the Washington metropolitan area. We are proud of every opportunity we have earned to partner and build for JBG. When we were selected as the general contractor for their headquarters renovation, we worked closely with JBG and the design team to strategically plan the approach and detail the best methods for turning the concept into reality. For more than a year we helped define the design by offering solutions that added value through saved time and cost.

  • Project type
    Commercial Interiors
  • Architect
    Gensler; Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • client
    The JBG Companies
  • awards
    WBC Craftsmanship Star Award, Ornamental Metals; SEA-MW Design Excellence Award, Specialized Structural Elements

DAVIS’ approach to management produces a cooperative project team, resulting in extraordinary project control. Their commitment to quality and understanding of the design makes them a great partner.

Debra Linowes, Vice President - Office Services, The JBG Companies

Every Impression is Perfect

The project spans three floors and features an award-winning interconnecting stair and fine design details. Sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood floors and glass-front offices contributed to the project achieving LEED Platinum® certification. As part of our preconstruction planning, we mapped out the phased renovation of the office space, and then detailed the approach for constructing the stair. Our phasing plan incorporated ways to shift and relocate 150 people multiple times during the occupied renovation — a choreographed musical chairs.

Can't Stop Stairing

Always Reaching Higher

The stair was designed collaboratively by teams located in London, Quebec, and DC. As the focal point of the space, this iconic internal stair was constructed of steel and painted a custom high gloss, luminous red. All glass treads, landings, guardrails, and structure were attached to the slab above by a one-inch center rod. With minimal diagonal bracing and suspended landings, the stair appears to float in the three-story opening.

Stress-Free Project Delivery

Our involvement in all facets of the project, from strategy to closeout, meant that there were no delays — period. From laser scanning and creating Building Information Models (BIM), to ensuring that LEED processes and paperwork were completed properly, we made it happen.

Moving a business, whether in the same building or to a new location, can be a stressful experience. We worked tirelessly to make this process uncomplicated — through collaboration, respect, valuing team knowledge, and inspiring confidence. The result reinforced our great relationship with JBG.

Photos by Michael Moran