Association of American Universities (AAU)

Bognet teamed with OTJ Architects and JLL to build out the Association
of American University’s Headquarters in their existing location. Our team
had weekly meetings with the tenant and architect to utilize time and keep
the project on schedule in the wake of supply chain issues. The reception
desk and lobby were an area of key coordination between team members
installing drywall, baffle ceilings, and slat ceilings. A variety of high-end
finishes were installed throughout, including marble countertops, exposed
concrete, felt ceiling baffles, and tenant branding.

AAU is a collective of leading research universities to shape policy for higher
education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education and strengthen the contributions of these universities.

National Electrical Contractors Association

Bognet teamed with Avison Young, FORM Architects, and Sentinel Real Estate Group to transform National Electrical Contractors Association’s (NECA) space from a second-generation shell to an award-winning headquarters fit out to showcase each and every trade represented by NECA.  During preconstruction, Bognet assisted repeat customer, NECA, with value engineering opportunities to ensure the project could maintain showroom-quality aesthetics on a budget.

Throughout the construction process, Bognet provided mock-ups of glass film, polished concrete floors, metal wall panels, feature wire wall, reception feature wall with electrical tools. The Bognet team also design-built base plates for the owner-provided telephone pole lights that stretch over the pantry seating and managed a time lapse camera on-site to track construction progress for the out-of-town client.

Beyond its incredible showroom-quality light fixtures, NECA also contains a multitude of one-of-a-kind features that serve as conversation pieces and odes to the electrical industry.  Some of these nods include a wire wall and a yellow ceiling feature that represents electrical data busways.

The National Electrical Contractors Association is a trade association in the United States that represents the electrical contracting industry. NECA supports the businesses that bring power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) left their office of 14 years — a space in which Bognet completed two previous build outs — to move to a 23,000 SF space located at 1401 H Street, NW. As a nonprofit kicking off construction in the middle of the pandemic, budget was a key concern for NAEYC. The scope included a conference center, pantry, open work space, staff offices, and broadcast studio with many beautiful finishes. The NAEYC sign in the reception area was custom-made with preserved moss to symbolize growth. The architect, Hickok Cole, carried this idea into the design with a playful color palette and elementary shapes used throughout the space. Every conference room entry is boxed in with color and wood, reminiscent of a child’s building blocks. Our team carefully coordinated demountable walls, custom millwork and specialty lighting. There were page turn review meetings for millwork and high coordination meetings with owner vendors (AV tele/data, security).

NAEYC is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing
early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors,
trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and

Confidential Client

This phased and occupied headquarters renovation is a whimsical space, including executive and staff offices, open work space, a large café, multi-functional conference rooms, a SOC, DOC, and collaboration areas. While color scheme changes from floor to floor, finishes like glass office fronts, specialty wood and ACT ceilings, baffle ceiling systems, fabric wrapped acoustical baffles, and acoustical cloud ceilings can be found throughout.

In order to deliver an eight-floor renovation with a complex schedule and phasing requirements on time and on budget, the Bognet preconstruction team presented a gamut of design and implementation alternates, which allowed the client to move through the phases smoothly, and as planned. Seven months into construction, COVID-19 required the team to transition from in-person to virtual, overnight. The Bognet team offered the flexibility to accommodate the client’s updated needs and scope changes. Walking video tours of every floor enabled us to keep our eyes on the progress each week.

National Governors Association

National Governors Association’s new corporate headquarters was thoughtfully designed by the team of Savills, MGAC and FOX Architects to accommodate the needs of our nation’s Governors to improve citizens’ lives through state government.  Each state is represented on the custom flag feature wall leading into the reception area.  Warm tones and wood features fill the space along with black accents for balance. Radius and soffit walls throughout required careful coordination between multiple trades and were flawlessly executed by implementing quality inspection milestones throughout the duration of the project.

Our team was a resource every step of the way during the preconstruction phase to maximize NGA’s budget.   We provided unique value engineering ideas and solutions that the team could evaluate, ensuring their vision was still achieved.  Once construction kicked off during the pandemic, we provided consistent  updates through video tours that highlighted progress and milestones.   We are very proud of the team chemistry that was developed despite working together, mostly virtual. 


Repeat customer, NCMEC , enlisted Bognet to build a new home for hope – a headquarters in Alexandria to unify all 280 NCMEC employees at one location. Some of the highlights from the 65,000 SF space include a SCIF room, an ADOTTA telescoping partition wall system, and an interconnecting stair. The structural steel stair required high coordination with the neighboring recording studio and soaring “HOPE” wall. The wall, made up of acrylic fins featuring donor names, was included as a showcase to reinforce NCMEC’s mission to work until they bring all missing and exploited children home.

As the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation — because every child deserves a safe childhood.