Rockville, MD – Lendlease recently celebrated the Topping Out of 4747 Bethesda Avenue; the new JBG SMITH Headquarters, in Bethesda, Maryland. In attendance were representatives from Lendlease (Construction Manager), JBG SMITH (Owner), and Shalom Baranes Architects (Architect).
The new 4747 Bethesda Avenue office building is a 287,000 square foot concrete structure with a distinctive metal panel and glass enclosure. Amenities will include ground floor retail, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a private terrace on the 4th level, and an expansive rooftop terrace. It is expected to extend the vibrant retail and pedestrian experience along Bethesda Row towards Wisconsin Avenue. The building is targeting LEED Gold status.
Michael Levy (Senior Superintendent) shared his thanks to the team for a job well done and to JBG SMITH for the opportunity. “To the core team of subcontractors that have been here and will be here for the duration, you are our path to the finish line. Thank you for your efforts. You need to continue to work together as a team, plan your work, and push every day. I want to thank JBG SMITH for placing their trust in us to deliver them a new headquarters, and hope that they and the building’s other tenants will enjoy calling this place home. We take pride in building big, important structures, especially those that serve such an important function”.
Keynote addresses were also given by George Hayward of JBG SMITH and Ted Goloboski of Belfast Valley Contractors.
“JBG SMITH has been exceptionally happy with the work that Lendlease and the Subcontractors have performed and their progress to date. Our thanks go out to all the team members who have worked so hard to get us to this point so successfully. We look forward now to the completion of the building and the opening of what will be Bethesda’s premier trophy office building.”
In the US, Lendlease offers over 100 years of experience in the construction industry. In the past decade alone, the firm has provided construction services on over 2,500 projects for 1,100 clients nationwide. The company provides a full range of construction services including construction management, general contracting, program management, project management, design/build and consulting services.