Herbert C. Hoover Commerce Building

Washington, D.C.

EE&K was selected through the GSA’s Design Excellence Program for the modernization of the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC.

The multi-phased modernization will encompass approximately 1.8 million gross square feet, plus a garage for parking. The total estimated cost for the project is $540 million. The building currently houses the headquarters for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the White House Visitor Center, and the National Aquarium. Originally built in 1932, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once considered the largest building in the world.

The first phase for construction will include the restoration of the building exterior, including masonry and windows, and the renovation of office space in the northern most courtyard.