The Capital Hilton Guest Room Rejuvenation

Located just two blocks from the White House, the Capital Hilton Hotel has a proud tradition of serving world travelers with historic hospitality in the Nation’s Capital and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Alvine Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering design for 544 rooms including its 32 suites, many of which have a place in Presidential history.

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Mule Barn Renovation

Alvine Engineering provided engineering systems design for the renovation of Building 21, the historic Mule Barn. The building was built in 1910 and originally used by the Army as a stable for mules that moved freight, supplies, and equipment. The renovation began by gutting the interior of the building for the replacement of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems to meet codes and modern demands. The Mule Barn is now a mixed-use facility with classrooms, offices, meeting areas, and a public lounge including an outdoor patio.

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Burlington Rail and Commerce Building

The 1926 Burlington Rail and Commerce Building is a 4-story structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally the Burlington Mail Terminal, the building is one of several historically-significant buildings undergoing revitalization as part of a $100 million capital improvement effort.

The modernized building will include office and retail spaces and feature an entire floor accommodating up to 90 businesses in a highly-collaborative incubator-type environment dubbed “Commerce Village.” It will consist of workspaces, offices, and shared amenities.

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Polk County Courthouse Exterior

The Polk County Historic Courthouse underwent significant restoration to brilliantly display its original glory. The $2.5 million renovation of the historic courthouse involved cleaning, repairing, and sealing the building’s limestone. In addition to the exterior makeover, Alvine Engineering was tasked to design new exterior lighting for the façade of the downtown historical landmark. Early in the design process, Alvine leveraged our close relationship with the University of Nebraska Architectural Engineering School to provide a few graduate students an opportunity to assist the team with a luminance study of the downtown area. The result was a win for the project, the University, and Downtown Des Moines.

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