(From Left: Scott Waters, AECOM Design, Randy Hawkins, DGS, Hamid Omidvar, DGS,David Dise, Director DGS,City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton)
The Department of General Services was recognized at the Peerless Rockville Awards Ceremony held on November 20 at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville for the renovation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court South Tower (Annex) project.
The Annex is a six-story addition with one level of underground parking and a mechanical penthouse. The Annex provides 10 additional courtrooms, eight hearing rooms and administrative spaces. Renovation of the existing Circuit Court includes upgrading interior spaces and mechanical, electrical and plumbing renovations. The project has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. The project includes runoff water bio-retention areas, a vegetated roof and roof mounted photovoltaic panels. The existing plaza and green spaces have been redesigned to invite public use of the space. The green space includes a fountain, new trees, benches and a Memorial. Three of the four project phases have been completed. The final phase is scheduled to be completed in 2016.