Former Discovery Headquarters Gets a Major Makeover

23 April, 2019

Many Silver Spring, MD locals are well-acquainted with the former Discovery Communications headquarters complex, thanks to Chompie, a nearly 450-ft long inflatable shark that hung from the building during Shark Week. With the coming redevelopment of the building, the neighborhood is saying goodbye to Chompie, but developer Foulger-Pratt is hoping the new Inventa Towers will have a new claim to fame.

Set in a prime location with multiple convenient transit options and 40,000 SF of public outdoor space, the coming offices are already in high demand. The redevelopment project entails converting the 550,000 SF office complex into a multi-tenant building and adding a courtyard and corner plaza with gathering spaces and pathways. Amenities will include a new fitness center and a 5,000 SF conference center.

Bohler is providing civil engineering, surveying, and permitting services for the project, which includes designing a second entrance to the building. By reorganizing the entry points, additional tenants will have access to the larger wing.

Our team’s hard work to meet aggressive deadlines and accommodate directional changes in preparing and submitting the project and site plan package earned us kudos from Foulger-Pratt.

“One of our core values is, ‘We plan thoroughly and execute effectively to deliver a quality product,’” they wrote in a thank you note to our team. “We think Bohler has done a wonderful job exemplifying this core value.”

Foulger-Pratt will be recognized this week for the project, named among the top 25 real estate deals of 2018 by the Washington Business Journal.

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