Owners Representative HOP with Glen Hopkins as Project Manager
REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA EMBASSY
RENOVATIONS AND ADDITION
Washington DC | 18,000 square feet | Completion 2016
The Republic of Lithuania Embassy in Washington DC is one of only two Lithuanian Embassy’s worldwide that remained open during the occupation of Lithuania by the USSR. The Renovations of and the Additions to the Republic of Lithuania Project included renovations to a 1909 historic structure and the addition of a contemporary structure that are roughly 13,000 square feet each. The project included formal reception and meeting spaces, consulate staff offices, a large multi-purpose meeting room, and several residential units. HOP properties was the Owner’s Program Manager for the Project during the Construction, Commissioning, and Project Closeout Phases. HOP was responsible for developing and maintaining Project Master Budgets and Schedules, coordinating the efforts of all design consultants, managing the construction efforts of the general contractor, security contractor, IT contractor, and FF&E contractors. HOP’s duties, also included obtaining all of the necessary permits and approvals from the local jurisdictional authorities, and the US State Department.
This project required complex coordination with a foreign Owner group who was unfamiliar with the US construction requirements and a sometimes unclear jurisdictional authority relationship. HOP helped bring the project in on schedule and on budget by bringing clarity to all the project stakeholders regarding the detailed coordination process required early in the project.