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Manhattan Construction receives ENR MidAtlantic 2014 “Best Project” award for Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel Renovation

Dahlgren Chapel

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel of Sacred Heart renovation project, built by Manhattan Construction Co., has won the 2014 Engineering News-Record (ENR) MidAtlantic “Best Project” honor in the renovation/restoration category. The publication’s 2014 Best Projects competition honors the top projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia in 16 categories.

Manhattan Construction team members performed careful structural restoration work on the 120-year-old, historic chapel building on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  They also restored 16 original, delicate stained glass windows, the largest of which is 15 feet by 25 feet. Martin Reddy Architects and Geier Brown Renfrow Architects LLC provided design services for the project.

“The renovation of Dahlgren Chapel restored and refreshed the sacred space that is the spiritual heart of our campus, for generations to come,” said Georgetown University Vice President for Mission and Ministry  Kevin O’Brien.

“When you are working with materials from the 1800s it requires flexibility, collaboration and attention to detail,” said Manhattan Construction Vice President Brian Killion. “Our team was honored to collaborate with Georgetown University, Martin Reddy Architects, Geier Brown Renfrow Architects LLC and our subcontractors to enrich and strengthen the building that represents the spiritual center of the nation’s oldest Catholic University.”

All “Best Project” winners will be featured in the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic and honored during the award event on Dec. 12 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor. The Dahlgren Chapel project, and other top category winning projects, will advance to the national competition to be considered for an ENR “Best of the Best” national award. 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 25 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: