GCS, Inc.


  • Garrison Elementary Phase II

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Bell/Newman Architects JV Project Completion Date: August 2017 Project SF: 62,000 Project Description: This Design-Build project will transform an outdated elementary school facility into a state-of-the-art school. This renovation’s aggressive schedule will be completed in two phased while the school continues normal operations with the help of on site swing space. When complete, the […]

  • Yost Place

    Owner: GCS, Inc Project Completion Date: June 2017 Project SF: 3,000 Project Description: Located in North East Washington, DC, GCS, Inc’s first home and construction warehouse was converted into offices in June 2017. The majority of the materials used in the project were reclaimed from other projects – most notably the wood walls and bar which were salvaged from the […]

  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: cox graae + spack architects Project Completion Date: August 2017 Project SF: 295,000 Project Description: This Design-Build project will expand the historic facility from 176,000 SF to approximately 294,900 SF in order to accommodate its current and future needs. The modernization will encompass state-of-the-art performance spaces for both the visual and performing arts programs. […]

  • John and Jill Ker Conway Residence

    Owner: Community Solutions/McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Architect: DLR Group | Sorg Project Completion Date: Spring 2016 Project SF: 87,000 Project Description:This new 14-story mixed-used building will consist of 12 floors of micro studio apartments (124 units) over office and retail spaces on the ground level and community/office spaces on the second floor. Upon completion, the John and Jill Ker […]

  • The Studio Lab and Fab Lab at MLK Jr. Memorial Library

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects Project Completion Date: May 2015 Project SF: 1,800 Project Description:The Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab) and Studio Lab are two of the four community tech spaces that make up “The Labs at DC Public Library.” This Design-Build project aims to help expose DC residents to cutting-edge technologies. The Fab Lab space […]

  • River Terrace Education Campus

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Bryant Mitchell Architects Project Completion Date: Summer 2015 Project SF: 40,000 SF Renovation/37,700 SF Addition Project Description: The modernization and expansion of the River Terrace Education Campus allows for the school to serve up to 160 students ages 3 through 21 with exceptional needs and profound intellectual disabilities; it consolidated the […]

  • Federal City Shelter Phase II

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: RTKL Associates Project Completion Date: Winter 2014 Project SF: 15,000 Project Description: Scope of this project included the renovation of existing restrooms and locker rooms throughout the existing 1943 building. Additionally, existing MEP systems were repaired and Life Safety Systems and ADA Compliant elements were upgraded.

  • UDC Auditorium

    Owner: University of the District of Columbia Architect: KAMM Architecture Project Completion Date: Fall 2014 Project SF: 18,000 Project Description: GCS, Inc. renovated the front and back of house bathrooms and built-out new dressing rooms and office space. The scope also included the installation of a new storefront at the main entrance of the auditorium and the replacement of exterior […]

  • R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Cunningham Quill Project Completion Date: Summer 2014 Project SF: 14,600 Project Description: Built in the 1950’s, the chapel at St. Elizabeths Campus East has been converted into the R.I.S.E (REL8.INOV8.STIMUL8.ELEV8) Demonstration Center. The renovated space serves as an innovation marketplace intended to showcase new technologies, serve as a community economic empowerment center which […]

  • DC Office of Cable Television

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: OTJ Architects Project Completion Date: January 2014 Project SF: 29,200 Project Description:Once used as a studio for Black Entertainment Television (BET), the 9th Street NE building serve as the new headquarters for the Office of Cable Television. The renovation and modernization included an upgrade of all building and life safety systems, new […]

  • West End Interim Library

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects Project Completion Date: January 2013 Project SF: 4,500 Project Description: Constructed on the ground level of the Watergate complex at 2252 Virginia Avenue NW, this Design Build turnkey project will serve as the swing space for the main library while a new base building is being constructed. FF&E services are included […]

  • Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects/ Grimm+Parker Architects Project Completion Date: August 2013 Project SF: 395,400 Project Description: The existing historically and culturally significant building has been modernized for state-of-the-art teaching environments for the 21st century. The building now accommodates a middle school, a high school, the Cardozo Construction Academy and other trade schools; as well as […]

  • Mt. Pleasant Library

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: CORE Architects and Design Project Completion Date: September 2012 Project SF: 24,000 Project Description: The historical renovation was accomplished by restoring the millwork and architecture, in addition to implementing modern HVAC, electrical and security systems.  A new addition was constructed where an existing sunroom once stood; this allowed for a grand staircase which connected the […]

  • Brookland at Bunker Hill

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Bryant Mitchell Architects, PLLC / Fanning Howey Associates Project Completion Date: August 2012 Project SF: 89,900 Project Description: The existing public school received a complete interior build-out, including all new HVAC systems, lighting, electrical, fire, and life safety upgrades. New floors and finishes and reconditioned doors complemented the renovation of the historic building. […]

  • Cardozo Swing Space at Meyer Elementary

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Grimm+Parker Architects Project Completion Date: January 2012 Project SF: 34,452 SF of temporary classroom trailers; 59,520 SF renovated main building Project Description: The existing Meyer Elementary School was renovated to suit the needs of a high school population, involving the creation of science labs, restroom modifications, modernization of the existing fire alarm, as […]

  • Woodrow Wilson High School

    Owner: DC Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization Architect: Hughes Group Architects / Cox Graae + Spack Architects Project Completion Date: Phase 1 – July 2009; Phase 2 – August 2011 Project SF: 456,000

  • GCS, Inc. Office

    Owner: Zuckerman Spader Architect: WDG Architects Project Completion Date: April 2011 Project SF: 15,000 Project Description: GCS, Inc.’s headquarter offices at 1800 M Street NW received a complete interior build out with all new HVAC systems, improved lighting, fire and electrical upgrades. The team worked with an aggressive schedule and limited accessibility. Construction included new finishes and floors and millwork. […]

  • Petworth Library

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects Project Completion Date: February 2011 Project SF: 19,000 Project Description: Complete interior and exterior historic renovations included a revamped floor plan, window and door restoration, roof repairs, improved ADA access, a new cupola and balustrade, new mechanical and HVAC systems, full restoration of original interior finishes and furniture, new elevator, electrical […]

  • Georgetown Library

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: Martinez + Johnson Architecture Project Completion Date: September 2010 Project SF: 29,000 Project Description: First built in the 1920s, the historic landmark was damaged during reconstruction efforts in 2006.  In 2008, GCS began renovations again which included a new roof and replacement of the structural components which were damaged by the fire.  The original architectural […]

  • Petworth Library Swing Space

    Owner: DC Public Libraries Architect: Franck & Lohsen Architects Project Completion Date: February 2010 Project SF: 6,000 Project Description: During the renovation of Petworth Library, a 6,000 SF temporary library was constructed. Made up of six trailers, the Interim Library was located in Petworth Library’s parking lot. All utilities were fed from and connected to the existing Petworth Library, and […]

  • DC SEU

    Owner: DC SEU Project Completion Date: Ongoing Project Description: As part of the District of Columbia program for Energy Efficiency, GCS is working on multiple multi-family projects retrofitting the existing fixtures with high energy fittings.  GCS is one of the CLEER T12 PREFERRED CONTRACTORS listed on the DC SEU website and supports DC SEU’s mission of helping District […]

  • First District Police Station at Bowen Elementary School

    Owner: DC Department of General Services Architect: Bell Architects Project Completion Date: March 2009 Project SF: 85,000 Project Description: The design-build project transformed Bowen Elementary School into the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) First District Headquarters. The complete renovation converted the educational areas into workable office space. A locker room area and holding cell spaces were also incorporated into the new […]