Wiley|Wilson Congratulates National Park Service on 100-Year Anniversary

NPS Timeline


The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary on Thursday, August 25, 2016, and Wiley|Wilson congratulates the organization on reaching this significant milestone. Wiley|Wilson has partnered with NPS on several projects, lending architectural and engineering design expertise in support of the group’s mission to “preserve the country’s resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”

The firm recorded its first project for NPS in 1972 and since then has completed more than 200 projects and task orders for the organization. A few of the projects the company is proud to have supported include:

James Monroe Birthplace • Provided survey support and design documents, including erosion and sediment control drawings and pavement details for parking area planned for boat launch area • Completed structural engineering to review signage foundations and foundations for elevated walkways needed to avoid jurisdictional wetlands • Provided electrical engineering for lighting and design

Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oil House • Conducted background research on historic development, use, and context of lighthouse tower and associated oil house • Prepared conditions inventory with associated repair costs for features of the eight through tenth floor, roof, and exterior galleries of lighthouse tower • Identified preservation and rehabilitation needs of the lighthouse and oil house • Provide Title II construction documents • Designed structural repairs of masonry and cast iron features • Preserved and restored architectural features and finishes • Rehabilitated electrical system • Installed fire detection and protection system • Removed four of cracked stair treads in first flight of stairs and installed temporary plate while permanent replacement treads were cast • Provided construction administration services

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Visitors’ Center • Provided condition assessment • Demolished existing walls, doors, and finishes • Reconfigured spaces to accommodate new exhibits • Upgraded electrical system to accommodate demands of exhibits • Installed new lighting to complement exhibits • Installed ADA-compliant doors matching look of existing visitor center

Booker T. Washington House – The Oaks • Provided structural, architectural, historic preservation, mechanical and fire protection analysis of the building • Stabilized and made recommendations for repair of structural elements • Restored third floor windows to prevent air and water infiltration • Restored and rehabilitated third floor for adaptive use as park offices • Replaced HVAC equipment throughout building • Upgraded electrical service to handle new HVAC • Installed period lighting throughout third floor • Installed fire protection on third floor

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve • Surveyed existing and proposed trail options • Identified trees for removal • Demolished existing trail • Rerouted portions of trail • Prepared special use exhibits for meetings • Facilitated Value Analysis study to determine new trail routing • Provided construction documents and specifications • Provided Title III services for tree removal and boardwalk replacement

Stones River National Battlefield • Provided concept design, design, and construction administration services to design and rehabilitate the visitor center, administrative offices, and curatorial facilities • Developed and prepared presentation documentation, value analysis, application of the LEED Green Building Rating system, comparable cost of similar facilities, life cycle cost analysis, and all construction documents • Rehabilitated 3,200 SF first floor existing visitor center, including three exhibit galleries, information/reception area, and cooperation association store • Constructed and installed new exhibits • Rehabilitated 2,800 SF basement to provide employee office space, library/conference room, cooperation association storage and office, restroom, storage, and small kitchen/break room • Constructed new stairwell and added lift to meet ADA and life safety codes • Rehabilitated public restrooms, janitor supply closet, and added family restroom • Constructed 2,400 SF headquarters office addition to the visitor center, providing space for five to eight employees along with storage for administrative files and supplies • Provided owner’s representative services during construction

Fort Donelson National Battlefield • Designed new comfort station with three stalls and two sinks on women’s side; and two stalls, two urinals, and two sinks on men’s side • Incorporated solar lighting system into design, with two 123w solar panels on comfort station roof • Designed lighting system with seven interior lights that feature motion sensors and designed specifically for outdoor areas

Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site, Moton Field • Provided conceptual design services for plans to preserve and rehabilitate buildings and grounds and to construct visitor facilities • Provided expertise in historic preservation planning and architecture as well as structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering • Prepared animated fly-through presentation of the historic site as it would appear upon completion • Coordinated efforts of all disciplines and subcontractors to produce schematic designs and detailed cost estimates for the development of this 44-acre site

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park • Replaced existing amphitheater with an ADA-compliant one • Replaced asphalt-sloped surface with poured-in-place stepped concrete • Designed and fabricated custom seating with backs • Reconfigured new seating to allow for wheelchair access to multiple locations in amphitheater and stage and ceremonial fire pit • Replaced non-functioning lighting with energy efficient “night sky” friendly fixtures • Used local stone local stone masons to fabricate the low seating walls in the amphitheater • Designed custom seat bracket that could be fabricated locally at a reduced cost • Modernized projection building, with new seating and state of the art sound and lighting systems Installed waterline to support an accessible water fountain and new concrete for decking and walkways

Cape Lookout National Seashore • Provided an assessment of hurricane damage to existing historic buildings • Developed repair plan for the buildings • Repaired retaining wall at Portsmouth Coast Guard/U.S Life Saving Station • Replaced wood shingle roofing on Seipfert-Davis House • Repaired exterior of Portsmouth Coast Guard/U.S. Life Saving Station • Stabilized George Dixon Home (severely damaged to near collapse) • Removed and reconstructed coal shed (demolished during the hurricane)

Georgetown Waterfront Park • Designed and constructed a pedestrian promenade from Thompson’s Boat Center to the Kennedy Center along the Potomac River • Upgraded the existing bicycle path • Provided comprehensive A-E services including civil, electrical, and structural engineering