Project Start-ups:
St. Elizabeths East Campus Redevelopment, Stage I, Phase I | Washington, DC
DHA is responsible for the design of all wet and dry utilities which include miles of storm and sanitary sewer, miles of waterline, electrical duct banks and communication lines, as well as erosion and sediment control.

Project Awards:
• 2017 Citation of Excellence Award | Learning by Design  Stuart-Hobson Middle School modernization project featured in the magazine’s Fall issue. DHA, as a subconsultant to Hughes Group Architects, provided civil services.

Engineering News Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic
• 2017 Best K-12 Project | Horace Mann Elementary School renovation & addition; DHA, as a subconsultant to Marshall Moya Design, provided civil engineering services.
• 2016 Project of the Year | DC Water's Blue Plains Tunnel; DHA provided hydraulic design, civil/site services, utility relocation, permitting, and land rights acquisition services.
• 2015 Best Project for Water/Environment | DC Water’s McMillan Stormwater Storage; DHA provided structural engineering and design and construction administration services.

Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast
• 2015 Best Project for Cultural/Worship | Zoo Atlanta's The Scaly Slimy Spectacular (Reptile Complex); DHA provided structural and site/civil engineering services.

Staff Updates:
Michael J. McGuinness Appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO)
After eight months as serving as DHA’s Interim Chief Operating Officer, Mike was officially appointed by the Board of Directors as COO, effective January 2017. During his eight-year tenure with DHA, Mike demonstrated the ability to lead and direct all aspects of the company’s operations while successfully managing the firm’s financial services. His goals as COO are to grow and expand DHA’s engineering and program/construction management services and develop succession plans for all key management positions, thus ensuring the long-term stability of the Company.

As 1 of 10 companies selected for Pepco's Inaugural Target 25 initiative, DHA was recently recognized during the program’s commencement. The year-long program involved technical workshops plus networking with key leaders, supply personnel, and subject matter experts. Thank you to everyone involved with this important initiative.

On Monday, December 11th, DHA was recognized as a graduate of the BLocal BUILD program. The event took place at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (DHA performed the civil engineering when originally constructed). The 13-week educational & networking program was designed to help small businesses excel in Baltimore. DHA is proud to stand beside our fellow Baltimore-area partners and congratulate all involved in a successful first year of this important initiative.

The DC Water Rock Creek watershed project is underway with several DHA team members attending the groundbreaking on Monday, October 23rd. We're proudly supporting DC Water with PM services for the DCCR project. Thanks to DHA’s Amanda Zander for organizing the event and leading DC Water's green infrastructure incentive program!


Carol Holland, VP of PM/CM was a panel moderator at the 2017 CMAA National Conference 
on October 10th in Washington, DC. The education session, "How Should W/MBE Firms Collaborate
with Major Prime Firms to Win a Federal or State Contract" was comprised of large and small company
owners who shared their expertise in securing federal and state contracts.

Carol Holland, VP of PM/CM was the panel moderator at the 2017 CMAA Women in Construction
on May 9th at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center in Maryland. This forum was hosted by the
CMAA Baltimore and CMAA National Chapters.