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Owners Representative HOP with Glen Hopkins as Project Manager


Washington DC |  72,000 square feet |   Completion 2016 

“Our small staff at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine has spent more than three years working to develop a mission and vision for the Shrine while welcoming thousands of visitors. This would have been impossible without HOP Properties working every day to ensure that our project continued on time and on budget. As we continue to renovate the Shrine’s facilities over the next year, I am confident that HOP Properties will provide top-tier service as our representative. In fact, if presented with another project of this great scale and difficult nature, I would hire HOP Properties again without hesitation."


-Partick E. Kelly, Founding Executive Director,   
 Saint John Paul II National Shrine

The Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. is a multi-faceted international pilgrimage site that includes two worship spaces, one theater, one large permanent exhibit space, one large changing exhibit space, collections and art storage facilities, offices for the Shrine staff, and offices for the Washington, D.C. Council of the Knights of Columbus under one roof.  HOP Properties, as the program manager, developed and maintained all Project Master Schedules and Budgets, spearheaded the selection and vetting process for all Project design consultants, and managed the design processes through all phases. HOP Properties managed the bidding and construction phases for all the general construction work; the exhibit fabrication work; the media development; the furniture fixture, and equipment purchases and installation; the building commissioning; and project close out. In addition, HOP Properties, also, managed the development and installation of numerous art pieces, by Internationally acclaimed artists both inside and outside the Shrine structure. 

The Knight’s of Columbus vision included an on-site place of worship that could seat 500 people; however, there was no space in the building that could seat 500 people. The Owner was faced with the dilemma of building a new structure, or a large addition at a cost of $8 to $10 million. HOP recommended the demolition of an unusable monumental ramp and a slight revision to the building geometry. This saved the client an estimated $5 to $7 million by accommodating the construction of the Redemptor Hominis Church within the existing structure.

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