Building the Team: ASTRO Relocation Project

August 30, 2018
Written by: Melissa Bartenbach, CREW Seattle
Photo credit: Davis Carter Scott

Angela Poliskey, Senior Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield, knows the value CREW members can bring to projects. Poliskey is an active member of CREW Washington DC and has served as the Director of Communications on the chapter’s board of directors for two consecutive years. Given her strong CREW network, she had many collaboration options when she landed the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) headquarters relocation project. 

After several years of planning and input from ASTRO employees, the organization chose a Vornado building in Crystal City, Virgina for their new space. The team’s chemistry with Bognet Construction, builder of ASTRO's Fairfax headquarters, contributed greatly to the project’s success.

Poliskey brought together a team of industry professionals, including eight fellow CREW Washington DC members to meet ASTRO's goal of creating a space that enhanced the culture of connection between staff members, doctors, and guests. Together, the team designed a timeless space with the highest level of quality and inviting features. Features include a folding skyfold just off the reception area to divide the conference center and pantry, four small huddle rooms angled to create a "zig zag" in the glass between the rooms, and Muraflex demountable walls which provide sound attenuation and helps bring in as much natural light as possible to the workstation areas. The project required extensive coordination with multiple trades, and despite a permit delay, the team finished two weeks prior to ASTRO's move date. The most significant impact of the transaction has been the successful teamwork which resulted in a satisfied client.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) headquarters
Photo credit: Davis Carter Scott

This project has been an exceptional example of CREW partnership. Poliskey reached out to CREW colleagues for support as project needs came up. She contacted members she had successfully worked with in the past and others she had never met in person or worked with, but had obtained good recommendations from CREW peers.  

Great projects are accomplished when CREW members join forces. The ASTRO Headquarters project won two industry awards—CREW Washington DC's Best Interiors award, and the NAIOP Award of Excellence for Tenant Interior Spaces between 15,000-49,999 square feet.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) headquarters
Photo credit: Davis Carter Scott


Project lead:
 
Angela Poliskey
 

Angela Poliskey
Cushman & Wakefield
 


Additional CREW Washington DC members involved in this project:
 
Joanna Adams DeCastro
 

Joanna Adams DeCastro
Davis Carter Scott
 

Leanne Berthiaume
 

Leanne Berthiaume
JBG SMITH
 

Jennifer Bognet
 

Jennifer Bognet
Bognet Construction
 

Tracey Gardiner
 

Tracey Gardiner
Bognet Construction
 

Stacy Sklaver
 

Stacy Sklaver
ArtMatters
 

 

Melissa Bartenbach
 

Melissa Bartenbach is a Senior Manager at Peterson Sullivan LLP in Seattle specializing in private equity funds investing in alternative asset classes. She is experienced with registered investment advisors, private equity and extensive real estate fund formation experience. Bartenbach is a member of the CREW Network Communications and Editorial Committee and CREW Seattle Board of Directors.

 


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