CEI provided structural services for this 6-story, 130,000-SF office building opened in 2017. Anchored by Pearson higher education publishers, the $41 million Two Merriweather building is part of the Merriweather District redevelopment project. The initiative will bring 1.5 million SF of office space to downtown Columbia, as well as retail and residential space, and a new hotel. Located on a 68-acre property, the new construction is aimed at revitalizing downtown Columbia into a major corporate hub. Surrounded by an elevated boardwalk, several outdoor plazas, and a parking garage, Two Merriweather was designed to integrate both urban and suburban elements. CEI provided full structural designs for 15,000-SF of ground-floor retail and steel-framed upper-level office space for this LEED Platinum project.
- Building structural designs included steel framing, standard spread footing foundations, and concrete retaining walls.
- The building features a green roof and unique, environmentally sensitive veneer system.
- The 130,000-SF office building achieved LEED Platinum certification.