The Verizon Center is a 20,000 seat NBA/NHL arena for Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals hockey. Located in downtown Washington, D.C., design and construction were complicated by the presence of Metro tunnels runnnig adjacent to directly under the site. Work included extensive utility relocation, removal of 120,000 cubic yards of contaminated material, and the construction of a new entrance to the Gallery Place Metro station.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Owner: Washington Sports and Entertainment, L.P.
Architect: Ellerbe Becket (AECOM)
Construction Manager: Clark/Smoot Joint Venture
Project Cost: $300 million
Form of Contract: Design/Build GMP
Completion Date: November 1997
Stranix Associates Role: President of a Limited Partnership that designed, constructed, and operated the arena.