DBI managed each phase of this 17,000-square-foot project, from design development to construction administration, ensuring that the project team delivered an automobile showroom addition that would provide a sleek and sophisticated backdrop for the dealership’s models.

Seeking both architectural base-building and interiors services, BMW Sterling hired DBI to design a 14,000-SF showroom addition to its existing service building, as well as a 3,000-SF office, training, and meeting area on the second floor of an existing parts storage warehouse. This project was constructed while the facility remained in full operation. DBI also coordinated furniture and specialty display installation. The project, Construction Type IIB VUSBC/IBC 2009, adhered to corporate design standards and featured a carefully detailed, permanent, low-iron glass curtain wall.

The discovery of an underground telephone/data ductbank presented a keen design challenge for the team. To keep construction moving on a tight schedule, the team quickly devised how to adjust the foundation system plans during construction, thereby successfully resolving an unexpected design dilemma.


17,000 SF


Sterling, VA


August 2014

Project Team

Face Associates
Ehlert Bryan

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