A library renovation and addition project, Mary Riley Styles Library is a LEED Silver certified project featuring a two-story, 6,849-square-foot addition that brings the total size of the facility to 25,727-square-feet. Improvements include a new entrance on the corner of Park and Virginia avenues, dedicated youth sections on the lower level, consolidated adult collection on the main floor, expanded conference rooms, an enhanced Falls Church History Room, accessibility upgrades, and completely updated interiors throughout. Centennial worked closely with the client and the architect to successfully complete this new state of the art library.
The Aviation Academy is one of the magnate programs for Newport News Public Schools and attracts approximately 250 students and instructors. The program teaches piloting, aircraft maintenance, engineering, and aviation security/safety to ninth graders, and involves access to everything aviation related including drones, 3D printers, a virtual reality lab, and a wind tunnel. As a long-term partner to Newport News Public Schools, Centennial was asked in March 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic, to take on this important build out as a fast-track design build project.
Centennial was tasked with a 17,130 square foot interior renovation of the historic King Street Station in Seattle, Washington. The station operates in a 110-year-old original building within the congested Pioneer Square area of downtown. Our performance encompassed, including the 7,500-square-foot cultural space, ARTS at King Street Station, available to the public. The remainder of the space, built in conjunction with the gallery space, was to provide support space for tenant artists and offices for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture staff. This project is relevant because it demonstrates our ability to work within occupied spaces, specifically fully operational Amtrak stations with minimal disruption. Additionally, it highlights our knowledge of ADA requirements, our ability to work within strict timeframes, and our value engineering abilities.
Centennial's completed project, The Community Center at Capitol Quarters in Washington, D.C., was recognized as the Best Project in the Government/Public Buildings category for the Mid-Atlantic region by Engineering News-Record (ENR).