Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Headquarters

340  of  374

1972 - 1976

Project Type

Washington, DC USA


A. C. and S., Inc.
A. F. Jorss Iron Works, Inc.
A. Z. Bogert Co.
A., S.
Acme Flagpole, Co.
Acoustical Design Inc.
Adamec, Bernard
Adams and Westlake Co.
Adams, David
Ahlers, Harry
Albermar Co.
Anderson, Karl
Anderson, Thor
Andre Emmerich Gallery

Anning- Johnson Co.
Arbitrio, Dominic
Architectural Concrete Consultants, Inc.
Architectural Fabricators
Architectural Lighting Designer
Armstrong, Harris
Artesian Well and Equipment Co., Inc.
Atherton, Charles
B., D.
B., E.
B., G.
B., J.
B., K.
B., M.
B., R.
Banach, Joan
Barclay Bros., Inc.
Barth, Alfred
Beckhard, Herbert
Beech, Jack
Begg, George
Bender, Morton
Bennett, B.
Berger, Seymour
Berke, Stan
Berman, A.
Bernheim, Eli
Bernier, Claude
Beslow, Waymond
Blake Construction Co., Inc.
Bliss, Donald
Bogert, Allen
Bokow, Harry
Bolen, S.
Breuer, Marcel
Brooks, John
Brown, Julie
Buckingham-Virginia Slate Corp.
Building Products Center
C. Jr., T.
C., A.
C., C.
C., D.
C., F.
C., J.
C., N.
Cahn, Robert
Campioli, Mario
Carlson, Kurt
Cavanagh, Gregory
Cederbaum, Rose
Cerami and Assoc., Inc.
Cermai, Vito
Chem-Masters Corp.
Clements, Walter
Cohen, Malcolm
Cold Spring Granite Co.
Columbia Architectural Metals Co.
Columbia Cement Co., Inc.
Commercial Roofing and Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
Conrad, Charles
Consolidated International Corp.
Construction Consultants, Inc.
Contact Foundation, Inc.
Coombs, Thomas
Cooper, John
Corbo, Charles
Courson, Herman
Cousino, Richard
Cunningham, Donald
Curnin, Michael
D., J.
D., K.
Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc.
David Volkert and Associates
Davis, R.
Davis, Wade
DeLoach, James
Deodato, Frank
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Department of Highways and Traffic (District of Columbia)
Department of Sanitary Engineering (District of Columbia)
Dewberry, Nealon and Davis
Domestic Marble and Stone Corp.
Dow Chemical Co.
Downing, William
Dunne, William
E., A.
Eldrige, Joseph
Emekli, H.
Engineering-Science, Inc.
Essex Chemical Corp.
Everitt and Keleti
F., D.
Faa, D.
Farkas and Barron
Farris, Mary
Federal Planning and Projects Committee
Federal Water Quality Administration
Feiner, Richard
Felshin, Nina
Finer, Rick
Fintel, Nathan
Fitzgerald, Maria
Fontaine, Raymond
Foster, Jr., Robert
Fountaine, Raymond
Freedman, Ann
Freedman, M.
French Creek Granite Co.
G., I.
G., J.
G., M.
GAF Corp.
Gaskins, Richard
General Services Administration
George, Rodney
Gingell, Vernon
Glen, John
Goldberg, M.
Goldsborough, Jr., H.
Goodfriend Ostergaard Associates
Goodfriend, Lewis
Government Readiness Office
Graham, Barbara
Granite Research Industries, Inc.
Gribble, William
H. A. Jones Co., Inc.
H., A.
H., F.
H., J.
Haas and Haynie
Haase, Frank
Hafer, C.
Hall, Norman
Hammer, Philip
Harth, Alfred
Hayes, Thomas
Hendrick, William
Hickman, Richard
High, L.
Hlibok, Albert
Hoffman, Lawrence
Holowchak, Ted
Hormell, C.
Horn, Ronald
Hough Manufacturing Corp.
Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff
Howat Concrete Co., Inc.
Huber, Walter
Hubert Wilke, Inc.
Hudson, Leonard
Hughes, Robert
Hunter, Leonard
Husch, Victor
Huston, H.
Instructional Media Consultants
International Stone and Erectors, Inc.
Ishmael, Frank
J. R. Loring and Associates
J., L.
James L. DeChard Co., Inc.
Jamison Black Marble Co.
John E. Lingo and Sons, Inc.
John H. Hampshire, Inc.
Johnson, Jean
Johnson, William
Jorgensen, George
Joseph R. Loring and Assoc., Inc.
Joseph R. Loring and Associates
Joyce, Mike
K., S.
Kaplan, Annette
Karla, Edward
Kirkland, J.
Knott, Lawson
Kreitman, A.
Kunzig, Robert
L., M.
LaMorgese, Charles
Lamb, Charles
Lauman Co., Inc.
Law, C.
Leight, Lillian
Lein, Joel
Leo Castelli Gallery
Lerner, Richard
Lewis S. Goodfriend and Assoc.
Lippert, Dave
Lipshansky, Marvin
Liskey Aluminum, Inc.
Lobbestael, Leo
Lobell, Mimi
Lockhart, Robert
Loring, Joseph
Lunter, Frank
M., A.
M., E.
M., F.
M., J.
M., R.
M., T.
MacPherson, Allan
Majahad, Leo
Mancuso, Francis
Mansueto, Anthony
Marcel Breuer and Associates
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 201 E. 57th St.
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Marcus, Robert
Margulies, Stuart
Marietta Concrete Co.
Mariotti, Ronald
Martin, G.
Mason Industries, Inc.
McKee-Berger-Mansueto, Inc.
Meadmore, Clement
Meisen, W.
Melun, Norman
Messersmith, John
Modern Master Tapestries, Inc.
Moran, John
Morris, Glen
Morris, William
Moss, Howell
Mueller Roofing Service, Inc.
Mutter, Melvin
National Capital Planning Commission
National Fire Protection Association
National School Supply and Equipment Assoc.
Neisen, W.
New York Times
Nivola, Constantino
Nolen, James
Nolen-Swinburne and Associates
North American Door
Nuchtern, Adolf
O'Neill, J.
O., M.
O., S.
Offenbacher, H.
Ostergaard, Paul
P., F.
P., R.
P., T.
Pace Gallery
Page, Arbitrio and Resen, Ltd.
Panassow, Ed
Panuzio, Nicholas
Papachristou, Tician
Parks, H.
Penland, Carl
Pepper, Beverly
Perna, Jr., J.
Perry, Charles
Peter G. Rolland and Associates
Peterson, Ronald
Philips, Robert
Pilot Woodworking Co., Inc.
Polyastics Corp.
Potomac Electric Power Co.
Prior, Carl
R. A. Weaver and Associates, Inc.
R., N.
R., O.
R., S.
RTKL Associates, Inc.
Radotinsky Meyn Deardorff
Rappoport, Jacob
Regan, Jr., Thomas
Reilly, Edward
Reiring, Janelle
Renner, Jr., Charles
Richard I. Schoenfelder, Inc.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories
Robert L. Cahn Associates
Rodrick, Perry
Rolland, Peter
Rubinstein, Robert
Russel, John
S., B.
S., E.
S., H.
S., L.
S., R.
S., S.
S., W.
Sable, Ronald
Sampson, George
Saunders, Lawton
Sawyer, G.
Schmidt, William
Schoenfelder, Richard
Schreiber, Edward
Schwartz, Joyce
Seifert, Russell
Serhant, James
Shafer, Ronald
Shealy, N.
Simms, Susan
Simon, Hank
Simpson, Donald
Snyder, Dean
Sorg, James
Soskel, Ivan
Southeastern Floors
Southwest Research Institute
Springfield Associates
Springfield Surveys
Standard Art, Marble and Tile Co.
Stanpat Products Inc.
Stewart, J.
Stottler, Stagg and Assoc.
Stottler, Stagg, Meredith and Assoc.
Strohbach, Susanne
Sukalo, Peter
Sulewsky, James
Sverdrup and Parcel
Sverdrup and Parcel and Associates, Inc.
Swinburne, Herbert
T., A.
T., M.
T., S.
Tasey, Stanley
Thalacker, Donald
Thompson, Dale
Torok, John
Trencher, Michael
Tucker, Jr., Beverly
U., D.
United States Bureau of Food and Drugs
United States Commission of Fine Arts
United States Department of the Interior
United States Elevator Corp.
United States Gypsum Co.
V., A.
V., S.
Van Deusen, John
Vidal, A.
Vinyl Plastics, Inc.
Voskamp and Slezak
W., C.
Walker, Vicki
Wall Street Journal
Weaver, Rodger
Weber, William
Welch, William
Wnek, George
Wright, Andrade and Gane
Y., G.
Yard, Gil
Yasko, Karel
Young, B.
Young, Ray
Z., M.
Zainoeddin, Hasram
Zedonis, D.
Zilberfarb, Bernard
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Headquarters

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Air Rights Building - Section Thru Independence Avenue (No. FSS-30)

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South Side
Chiller Equipment
N. W. Corner

Marcel Breuer and Associates partnered with Nolen and Swinburne to design the headquarters for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), also known as the Hubert H. Humphrey Federal Building. The nearly square building of precast concrete and steel consisted of seven floors accommodating approximately 3,000 works with a mechanicals penthouse and three underground parking levels. The building form reveals its structure. Wide piers support trusses whose triangular ends punctuate the roofline. As at the Armstrong Rubber Company Headquarters, the office floors are hung from the trusses. Breuer utilized his tested method of modular precast concrete panels to create the façade. Within bays created by prominent vertical fins, rhythmic interest resulted from alternating single and double window units. Despite a long design and construction process lasting almost a decade, the building was completed under budget.