Manekin Construction, LLC performed general contracting services for the recent NAIOP Maryland “Award of Excellence” winner in the “Best Interior – Tenant Fit out” category. Arris, A Design Studio, won the award, which entailed the construction of the 9,000 square foot headquarters of Chiron Technology Services in Columbia, Maryland. The NAIOP Maryland awards program recognized the innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate developers, construction contracting company and affiliated companies and professionals that service this industry in the Maryland region.
The Arris design incorporated unique design features including a non-linear plan to establish an environment that reflects the company’s mission and brand. Chiron Technology Services provides professional services for cybersecurity, information operations, information assurance, 3-D modeling and simulation, serious gaming and software and systems engineering.
“Chiron Technology engages in high-level technologies that require significant technical expertise, but also creativity,” stated David Pappas, CEO of Chiron Technology Services. “As a result, because it was important for our headquarters space to convey an equal amount of intensity and fun that we experience every day at work, we kept the design as a moving target. Modifications were made quickly, often with input made directly from the construction site by either our team or Manekin Construction. All parties shifted in sync, in response to each change and the result was an award-winning design.”
“Traditionally, plans are finalized prior to construction, with only minor adjustments made during the entire process,” explained Judy James, Principal at Arris. “This project was unique in that the design was developed organically throughout each stage of construction. We were able to overcome this challenge by responding quickly to feedback and maintaining a flexible schedule while staying true to Chiron’s vision of a complex, exciting and energized office design.”
Manekin Construction, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, offers general contracting, construction management and design-build construction services for a variety of product types including technology, health care, office, education, retail, multi-family residential and distribution. For additional information visit www.ManekinConstruction.com