Washington, D.C. Project Spotlight: National Harbor – Physical TherapySarah Cullison
The JBC team was in action at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C. completing a project for a new physical therapy location for the Muscular-Skeletal Institute of America! This 6,100+ square-foot project was finished in June of 2020, alongside architect, E4H Architecture. The focus of this renovation was on creating a state-of-the-art physical therapy space on the third floor of a brand new outpatient medical building. Inside is a functional gym, locker rooms, and showers. Due to its location, this space compliments another project that JBC finished late last year on the fourth floor for the same client, which was an orthopedic space complete with exam rooms and X-ray facilities.
One of the most unique aspects of the space is the view! From part of the gym’s location on the third level, occupants can enjoy looking out at the beautiful harbor. And in addition to regular gym equipment, the space incorporates room for a throwing net, which will be utilized by patients during rehabilitation exercises.
As you can see in photos below, pops of blue color accent the floors and walls throughout the space, which was a design element chosen by E4H, which compliments the accents used in the 4th floor clinic. To learn more about this project, we connected with our Project Manager, Steve S., who gave a shoutout to our “… site superintendent, Tim H., for working to make this a successful project in the midst of the pandemic, along with the help of Sue R. and Julie G., who received and shipped submittal samples while working remotely.”
What did you enjoy about this project?
“This project was a great team effort, especially between JBC, E4H and Trammel Crow. The Project Manager, Justin, provided great insight into the building itself pulled from his involvement in the base building construction, which made for a smooth build-out process. At the end, we had a great result for the client.”
Can you describe the main goal for the project?
“Our client’s goal was to create a new physical therapy location equipped with the newest and best technology and equipment available. This space will expand upon the services they are able to provide in a region that has historically had limited access to medical buildings such as this. Now clients will be able to visit one location for examinations, X-rays, physical therapy and follow up appointments – a convenience many seek.”
Is there a unique aspect of this project that stands out in comparison to others you have worked on?
“Working in Prince George’s County provided a great learning experience for me. While I wasn’t as familiar with the permit and inspection requirements in this county, I now have first-hand experience and know what to expect for future projects in Washington, D.C. While JBC is headquartered in Towson, MD, which is in Baltimore County, it was great to see our team expand into the D.C. area and I look forward to continued opportunities to work in this region.”