Rare Book Archive and Training Center,
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Federal Building,
Washington DC


The LBJ Federal Building is 10-stories tall
inclusive of 2 below grade floors and the penthouse. The
renovation covered approximately 25,000 square feet of
existing building space. The program for the project called
for the creation of a rare books archival space, open office
space, and conference/training room.

  • Design to DOE, GSA, and LEED criteria
  • Design to PBS-P100
  • Provide construction phase services (shop drawing review, record drawings preparation, construction inspection services)
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ED Space Modernization: 2nd Floor West Renovation,
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Federal Building,
Washington DC


The ED Space Modernization Program will enable the agency to meet current space guidelines (150-180 usable square feet/person) and align with government initiatives to reduce its footprint. This project is the next phase of North Arrow’s example project 2. Phase two renovates approximately 37,900 usable square feet of the east side of LBJ's second floor, which currently houses the Office of Management. 

  • Design to DOE, GSA, and LEED criteria
  • Design to PBS-P100
  • Provide construction phase services (shop drawing review, record drawings preparation, construction inspection services)
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ED Space Modernization: 2nd Floor East Renovation,
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ),
Federal Building, Washington DC


The ED Space Modernization Program will enable the agency to meet current space guidelines (150- 180 usable square feet/person) and align with government initiatives to reduce its footprint. Phase two renovates approximately 37,900 usable square feet of the east side of LBJ's second floor, which currently houses the Office of Management.

  • Design to DOE, GSA, and LEED criteria
  • Design to PBS-P100
  • Provide construction phase services (shop drawing review, record drawings preparation, construction inspection services)
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Design of HVAC System, Department of Public Works (DPW) 
Fleet Maintenance Shop, Washington DC


North Arrow provided AE Title I and II services for the correction of ventilation at the DPW Fleet Maintenance Shop including permit application. The mechanical design improved air-conditioning and ventilation systems utilizing the existing building system to the extent feasible and within the existing building confines. The facility is divided in to multiple work areas – Heavy Repair Bays, Light Repair Bays, Sweeper Shop, Packer Shop, Welding Shop, Upper Level and Lower Level Part Shops each with special requirements for industrial ventilation. 

  • Design to DOE, GSA, and LEED criteria
  • Design to PBS-P100
  • Provide construction phase services (shop drawing review, record drawings preparation, construction inspection services)
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United States Postal Service Headquarters (USPS)
Electrical and Fire Alarm Studies,
Washington, DC


The U.S. Postal Service Headquarters is a 750,000 square foot office building with 14 floors and 3 garage levels. North Arrow provided power system and protective relaying coordination improvements to mitigate power quality problems at the 4.16kV chiller plant. The antiquated fire alarm system was also analyzed for current code compliance and for best approaches for system replacement.

  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Electrical Distribution Coordination Analysis
  • Electrical and Fire Protection Engineering Services
  • Recommendations based on the International Building Code and
    U.S. Postal Service Standards
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Training for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL & Pineville, LA


Provided training to operations and maintenance staff and fire department personnel in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) associated regulatory & code requirements for a variety of standards.

Provided the knowledge and expertise to personnel for them to be able to conduct inspections with the ability to site codes and references to better protect or staff, visitors, and users as well as prepare for required examinations.

Attendees received CEUs through an accredited and authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

  • NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
  • NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner
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Air Monitoring Equipment Field Station,
Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE),
Washington DC


Through North Arrow, Inc’s Engineering & Logistics contract with The Government of the District of Columbia (District), Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), North Arrow was competitively hired on behalf of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to replace DOEE’s aging shelter at the District’s National Core (NCore) ambient air quality monitoring field station. The task leverage all three divisions of North Arrow – Design, Build, and Manage on a compressed timeline to the client’s fiscal yearend funding constraints.

  • Evaluate alternates
  • Compressed schedule
  • Multiple concurrent task orders
  • Environmental sensitive site
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