Project Update

Photos: Interior Demolition is Underway

By April 28, 2017 No Comments

Interior demolition of AGU’s headquarters began on April 4, and on April 12, the Building AGU team met up to celebrate the milestone and photograph the initial progress. Interior demolition will last until early July, with exterior demolition slated to begin by early May.

Now that construction and demolition is officially underway we want to continue to be a good neighbor. Please remember, if you have questions, you can contact [email protected]
For emergency concerns regarding the site, please contact:

  • Jim Herdman, Skanska superintendent, at [email protected] or 240-393-1928;
  • Brian Mukolwe, Skanska project manager, at 301-651-7370;
  • Or, dial 301-795-3100.

Check out photos of the progress below and be sure to follow this blog for updates as the project gets further underway.

View of the AGU lobby with panels removed and protective covering over the flooring. The sapeli mahogany wood panels will be recycled for use in the renovated building and the stonework compass rose on the floor will be incorporated into the new lobby design. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.


A photo of the empty third floor interior of AGU's headquarters.

A view of the building’s former third floor recreation space. When renovated the third floor space will be tenant space on one side and office space for AGU staff on the other. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.

A black and white photo of the Building AGU team sitting at desks.

Members of the building team and various partners gather in mid-April to discuss the project. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.

A photograph of the team in hard hats standing in AGU's corner plaza with hands raised in celebration.

The building team celebrates the kick-off of construction on AGU’s building renovation project with the start of interior demolition. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.

A photo of AGU Executive Director and CEO from behind taking a photo of text on the wall.

AGU Executive Director and CEO Chris McEntee photographs motivational and goodbye messages from staff written on the wall. One reads, “The road to success is always under construction!” Photo credit: Kevin Koski.

Three AGU staff members holding tools.

Pictured left to right: AGU staff Executive Director and CEO Chris McEntee, Building Manager Matthew Boyd, and Project Manager Deborah Muckle pose in the lobby. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.

Chris McEntee swinging a hammer.

AGU Executive Director and CEO Chris McEntee takes a swing at demolition. Photo credit: Kevin Koski.