Two Consigli Construction Co., Inc. projects were recently honored by the DC Preservation League at its 20th Annual Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Meridian Hill Park and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial were recognized for their meticulous restoration work completed by Consigli’s team, including the preservation and installation of exposed aggregate concrete pioneered by artisan John J. Earley.
The lower plaza level of the historic Meridian Hill Park, a National Park Service site in downtown Washington known locally as Malcolm X Park, required extensive restoration efforts. The project included construction of a new accessible route through the lower plaza level to provide barrier-free entry, rehabilitation of the designed landscape, improved drainage and detailed restoration work of the park’s historic features, including installing 13,000 square feet of exposed aggregate to match the original work of J.J. Earley.
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial was constructed in 1942 to commemorate Metropolitan police officers killed in the line of duty. Also designed by Earley and likewise made up of exposed aggregate, the project saw the renovation of the historic fountain and addition of a new Memorial Wall and lighting.
“Consigli worked closely with our project partners to ensure that the restoration work enhanced the longevity of the sites while preserving the integrity and historic fabric of both Meridian Hill Park and the DC Police Memorial,” said Phil Brault, Director of Operations of the Washington, D.C. office. “This recognition by the DC Preservation League is a testament to Consigli’s commitment and passion for historic preservation here in the District, as well as to the talent of our project teams, our historic preservationists and our skilled trade partners who made these honors possible.”
This is the second year in a row that the DC Preservation League has recognized Consigli. In 2022 Consigli received the Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for Design and Construction for their work on the transformative MLK Gateway project in Anacostia.
About Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is a leading construction manager in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Consigli services clients across all markets, including academic, healthcare, life sciences, institutional, energy, corporate and federal. Founded in 1905, Consigli is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company, providing its people a direct benefit of its success and creating a culture of accountability. The company has offices in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Maine, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina and the Caribbean. Consigli has received numerous awards for its craftsmanship and employment practices, including consistent national recognition as a Forbes Best Employer.