Best Practices for Successful Office to Residential Conversions

  • Date

    Monday, May 20 2024

  • Time

    2:30pm - 6:00pm

  • Location


Join Whiting-Turner for a presentation on best practices for office to residential conversions and a highlight of the Park+Ford project at 4401 Ford Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22302. The presentation will focus on design, construction, scheduling, and cost metrics for office to residential conversions. Also, Whiting-Turner will discuss the Park+Ford conversion and what made it a successful project.

Following the presentation, Whiting-Turner will provide tours of the Park+Ford project with a Happy Hour following on the outside patio.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline critical design considerations to successfully complete an office to residential conversion project.
  • Understand the importance of analyzing the existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems as it relates to project feasibility.
  • Identify site constraints and additional project requirements that may be required for a successful residential application.
  • Comparing and understanding the schedule differences between conversion projects and new builds.

Presented by:

Mike Conroy
Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Mike served as the project executive for the Park+Ford project from the preconstruction phase through final completion. He leads an operating group of over 40 construction professionals from the Greenbelt, MD office that services clients both locally as well as regionally and nationally. In his 25 year career with Whiting-Turner, Mike has served as both the lead manager and executive across a wide diversity of industries and is currently most active in the mixed-use and aviation markets.
In his free time, he can often be found on the ice playing mens league hockey or coaching his kids but also enjoys weekends with his family at Lake Anna.

Gavin Warner
Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Gavin served as the lead project manager with Whiting-Turner for the Park+Ford project for both pre-construction and construction. His knowledge of the local market, construction experience, and leadership helped lead a successful project. Gavin has been with Whiting-Turner for over 16 years and led several construction projects in the life science, retail, entertainment, office, mixed-use, and residential sectors. Gavin has experience in both ground-up and renovation projects.

In this free time, Gavin can be found hiking, golfing, or enjoying time with his two kids, dog, and wife.