Georgetown University’s New Business School Building Wins Craftsmanship Awards

The Washington Building Congress announced that the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company will receive Craftsmanship Awards for its work on the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building.

The building will receive awards for its ornamental metal and glass railing work in the Simone McDonough Atrium and Lohrfink Auditorium completed by Tate Ornamental; the woodwork in the atrium, auditorium, and caserooms completed by Fetzer; the Terrazzo floor and steps in the atrium completed by David Allen; and the paining and wall covering work throughout the building completed by Precision Walltech.

The Craftsmanship Awards recognize the outstanding skill and achievement of individual craftsmen in the local construction community. This year, the Washington Building Congress received 314 nominations this year for awards in 10 categories. The awards will be given during a banquet on Friday, March 26.

The Rafik B. Hariri Building at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is a 179,000 square foot structure that opened in June 2009. It houses all of the school’s business education programs. Major gifts from alumni funded the design and construction of the $82.5 million facility.