Washington Design Center

With three (3) 40,000 RSF floors, 120,200 RSF of designer showrooms, the Washington Design Center is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest single destination for luxury home furnishings and décor, offering top industry brands.

Project Info

Together with each individual high-end Design tenant and their selected Architect, Meta Engineers, PC design 21 individual suites to meet the distinct high-end needs for each showroom.  In some cases, coordination with the lighting consultant or Meta Engineers, PC provided the lighting design consultation and design in order to provide the advanced state-of-the-art lighting controls and focus to showcase the designer’s highest quality merchandise.

Meta Engineers, PC was awarded the IES DC Candela Award for 2015 for lighting design for the Robert Allen Showroom.

Project Details

Location: Washington, DC

Project Type: Retail


Meta is now Bala | Meta

Washington D.C. engineering firm, Meta Engineers, has merged with Bala Consulting Engineers to broaden their range of engineering design services and market sectors. In addition to providing MEP/FP engineering, Bala | Meta can now offer Structural Engineering, Commissioning, Technology Design, and Critical Systems Operation and Testing services to the corporate, developer, data center, public sector, healthcare and education markets. Meta leaders Paul MacDonald and Donna Castelli will continue to run the operations for Bala | Meta.

With offices in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Bala Consulting Engineers strengthens their ability to service major corporations, developers and architects on a regional and national basis.