Airport Plaza II – Ground Floor / Plaza / Parking Garage Upgrades

The + was maintaining full access for all building tenants and visitors throughout the complex, multi-phase project.

KasCon performed a full demolition and rebuild of the existing ground floor at a 12-story office building in Arlington, VA, while the building was fully occupied.  Ground floor improvements consisted of a new conference center, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, and telephone rooms, a full HVAC upgrade to the ground floor, and all new lighting and lighting controls throughout.  High end finishes included: large format stone wall panels, large format millwork wall panels and floor finishes of stone tile, vinyl and carpet.

The project also included full exterior plaza area rebuild with new colored concrete, masonry pavers / patio, landscaping, waterproofing, fencing, lighting, and paint.  KasCon was tasked with renovating the main lobby as well as the parking garage elevator lobbies in addition to all building elevators.  We built a new two-story glass and steel entry vestibule and connected it to the existing building.  The building was also outfitted with a brand new BMS system and full security controls.

Maintaining ADA access and building egress for tenants during construction was the priority for this project. KasCon was able to maintain access through a series of temporary walls, ramps, barricades and signage; shifting in a modular fashion as needed at each phase transition.

IG Labs Expansion

The + was working closely with the design team and landlord from the inception of the project to convey the look that was desired while delivering on time.

After completing the IntelliGenesis corporate office renovations, KasCon was asked to return and create a very different space for IG Labs, a division of IntelliGenesis. Although part of the umbrella IntelliGenesis family, the design was intended to have a very industrial look with open ceilings, creative lighting, glass walls and doors. In order to support the various 3D printing operations, we had to fabricate a custom exhaust system. Also, unique to the project was rigging and installing a 20-foot-long overhead door to the 4th floor of the building. The end result was exactly the look that was envisioned from the first design meeting.

Goel Vision

The + was taking a leadership and advisory role in the project, assembling the team that could best execute the owner’s vision.

This adaptive reuse project transformed a former bank with drive-through teller lane into two separate facilities, an Ambulatory Surgery Center and a LASIK Eye Surgery Center.  KasCon worked closely with the owner in pre-construction assisting in preliminary pricing, selection of the design team and expediting permit approvals.  Medical grade surfaces, contactless doors, HEPA filtered HVAC units, back-up power and a complete surgical suite ensure the space is ready for medical care and procedures. Linear LED light fixtures combined with high-end, modern finishes transformed the LASIK Suite into an attractive, inviting place for elective procedures.    The Ambulatory Surgery Center is equipped with post op/pre-op areas and the surgical corridor is Medicare Certified.  This will add another option for outpatient surgical care to Howard County.

Sparksoft Corporation – Columbia

The + is working very closely with the executive team and designers to ensure their complex brand vision was achieved.

This project included expanding and renovating Sparksoft’s original headquarters space in Columbia, MD from 10,000 sq. ft. to 35,000 sq. ft. Sparksoft, a software and technology company, was looking for a bright, bold, modern space. KasCon worked closely with the designers and executive team to achieve the desired look and feel, including  Sparksoft’s corporate logo laser-cut out of contrasting tile to be inlaid into the lobby floor.  KasCon also work closely with Sparksoft’s audio visual company throughout the project to make sure we captured all the elements needed for their technology to be showcased throughout the space. This included helping design a digital logo wall located in the lobby and a space to hold a 90-inch, 400 lb. monitor for guests to view as they visit.

Wilmer Eye Institute – Frederick

The + was partnering with the Wilmer Eye facilities team, the architecture and engineer teams, and the Landlord to keep the project on track and maintain schedules in a difficult market impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

KasCon transformed a cold shell into a modern eye care facility with a complete build-out for one of the country’s top eye care specialists, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Frederick, MD. The 5,600 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility includes 14 exam rooms, new mechanical and electrical systems and a full retail optical and vision center. High-end finishes were used throughout to create a modern and sophisticated look.

Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll PC

The + is collaborating closely with the owner and architect to achieve the desired vision.

This headquarters for the law firm Stein Sperling included the complete demolition and fit-out of a two-floor, 40,000 square foot space in Rockville, MD.  The firm relocated and consolidated its operations from several buildings to this new signature office.  The project required a wide range of unique materials including static and moveable glass walls, custom lighting, specialty veneer and painted lacquer millwork. The elliptical shape of the building added complexity and interest to the project. Custom-radiused lighting elements, recessed and finished into ceilings posed lead time and execution challenges.  KasCon worked closely with the architect and client to create this clean, modern and elegant workspace within a tight timeframe.

The Goddard School – Bel Air

The + was working closely with the school to minimize any disruption to the school’s day-to-day activities while under construction.

KasCon worked with The Goddard School in Bel Air to build a new 2100 sq. ft. wood-framed building addition with a masonry facade to its existing functioning preschool. This addition expanded the school with a new classroom with adjoining restrooms as well as a new multi-purpose/ gym room. The multi-purpose room has 12’ tall ceilings and new finishes that include a custom rubber floor that has a die cut hopscotch board and basketball key inlaid in the flooring. During the construction, we relocated the outdoor HVAC units to the roof to allow for space for a new playground complete with synthetic playground pour-in-place matting. KasCon completed the renovation by expanding the existing fencing to create a large grassy utility field for the children.  Having completed other projects with Goddard School, KasCon ensured that Goddard’s corporate standards were considered throughout the project.

Mikey & Mel’s Deli

The + was going above and beyond the role of a general contractor by serving the client as a trusted advisor.

This new restaurant project began in a retail space previously occupied by a sporting goods store. KasCon installed a full commercial kitchen with hood, Ansul system and walk-in cooler/freezer.  Electrical and gas feeders serving the space were upgraded.  In order to achieve the desired nostalgic look for the brand, the architect brought in a wide variety of complex flooring and wall finishes. Custom lit signs, wall graphics, wall paper and a custom-built interior trellis system were incorporated into the project to achieve the desired aesthetic.   Banquet seating and other custom casework were fabricated and installed in a practical way. The configuration of the space presented some acoustical challenges.  Unique, decorative, suspended sound-absorbing panels and acoustical spray insulation were used to reduce noise throughout the restaurant.

6724 Alexander Bell Drive Lobby

The + was partnering  with the design team during the initial project phase to assist in fabrication and engineering details to allow the design intent to seamlessly translate from paper to reality.

This project included a complete renovation of the existing main building lobby as well as the public restrooms.

Extensive use of exotic materials in complex patterns help to draw attention to a feature wall consisting of back-lit geometric seamless panels. The lobby also included a custom aluminum panel ceiling system which gives the building a signature look in the COPT portfolio. All work was accomplished without shutting down the lobby to tenants or visitors. Public restrooms were completely renovated using custom tile and integrally lit mirrors to achieve a modern look.

Jacobs at National Business Park

The + is efficiently coordinating all of the remote partners, landlord and vendors to maintain an organized workflow and avoid problems and delays. This project consisted of a 3500 sq. ft. complete, satellite office fit-out for one of the world’s largest engineering firms. Used primarily as a touchdown location for local projects, this space included a split conference room, huddle rooms and individual work stations. KasCon was able to connect and partner with all the required participants from various remote locations to maintain an organized workflow and avoid delays. Finishes included modular glass walls and doors, audio/visual integration and automated acoustical folding partition installation.