Old Post Office Pavilion POR

Location: Washington, D.C.

Project type: office and adaptive reuse

Client: General Services Administration, NEA, NEH, ACHP, DOE


  • offices
  • space planning
  • audiovisual systems
  • information technology
  • conference rooms
  • office support space

By an act of Congress, the Old Post Office building is slated for an adaptive reuse by a private developer. The project involved working with multiple federal agencies that are required to find new tenant space and move their full operations.

The Old Post Office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue. Originally built in 1899, the Old Post Office embodies a bold historic presence with a modern spirit of innovation.

MTFA Architecture provided full programming and preliminary space planning services for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the Department of Education (DOE) Office of Civil Rights. The scope of work for each client included a physical survey, a space utilization study and development of a Program of Requirements (POR). Comprehensive budgets developed included provisions for special audiovisual systems, information technology and varied support spaces.