Lighthouse Architecture

Your Partner in Federal Design-Build Excellence

Architectural, Interior Design, and Engineering Services for Federal Projects

Welcome to Lighthouse Architecture, your trusted partner in delivering excellence in federal design-build construction projects with over a decade of experience managing projects ranging from $1 million to $10 million. We have expanded our service geography from the US Mid-Atlantic States through the US East Coast including select locations nationwide.

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Partnering for Your Federal Success

Why Choose Lighthouse Architecture

At Lighthouse Architecture, we understand the unique needs and challenges that federal design-build contractors face. We are your trusted partner in achieving excellence in every project.

Lighthouse collaborates with prime contractors and their subcontractors to provide design solutions that align with your budget and schedule. We ensure that our design reflects the construction team’s basis of bid. This approach is the key to delivering exceptional results within budget and on schedule.

When you choose Lighthouse Architecture, you choose a team of experts who are experienced in the federal design-build work including defense and civilian sectors. 

We’ve successfully partnered with federal contractors like you to meet and exceed your project requirements. 

Let us help you achieve your goals, on time and on budget.

Lighthouse Architecture: Guiding Excellence in Federal Design-Build

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Lighthouse Architecture has proudly transitioned its focus to federal design-build work since 2009. Our journey began at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where we achieved success, from there, expanding to projects at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and NSA Philadelphia. After a decade of growth at NavFac MIDLANT, we have become a trusted name in the federal design-build sector.

Our team of professionals includes architects, interior designers, and multi-discipline engineers. We partner with design professionals, and their firms, who are the right fit for opportunities we pursue based on their qualifications, availability, capacity, and cost. This ensures that we assemble the ideal team for each project, tailored to its unique requirements.

The Lighthouse team is competent, capable, and always available to the design-build team and the government representatives that we serve.   Our culture is built on dedication to client committed to delivering the best in federal design-build excellence.

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Building 542 Sprinkler Repairs

Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA

August 2022

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to design the sprinkler system for Building 542 interfaced with the existing Notifier Fire Alarm system compliant with all current UFC, UFGS, NFPA, and all other applicable codes, standards, and regulations.

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Oakmont Contracting, LLC

Building 1669 Replace the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP)

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

June 2022

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to partner with Rhino Fire Protection Engineering to design a new fire alarm mass notification system (FAMNS).

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Rand Enterprises, Inc.

Building 1000 Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System Repairs

Philadelphia Naval Business Center, PA

March 2022

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to design the upgrade to the existing fire alarm system to fully meet current codes and provide and integrate a new Mass Notification System (MNS) to meet UFC 3-600-01, Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities and UFC-4-021-01, Design and O&M: Mass Notification System.

Design-Build Prime Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC

Renovation for OGC and Ombudsman Offices, 2nd Floor, Building 31B

National Institute of Health, Office of Research Facilities, Bethesda, MD

September 2021

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to design the renovation and modernization of OGC and Ombudsman office spaces in Building 31B. This project involves design to optimize the use of their available space while also updating the areas to a more modern workplace standards.

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

NSAP Building 27 Brick Facade Repair

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

August 2021

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to design the repair of the exterior masonry and other building components that indicate signs of structural instability. Included are other repairs and replacements required to improve weather-proofing the building envelope and prevent further façade degradation and structural deterioration.

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

Basement Renovation Project

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Washington, DC

August 2021

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to design Basement Waterproofing, Renovation of the Garage Vestibule, West Elevator Lobby, and Elevator Cabs, Basement OCIO
Office Renovation, and Basement Corridor Renovation.

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Garcete Construction Company, Inc.

Building 77L Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System Repairs

Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC), PA

July 2021

Lighthouse Architecture was engaged to upgrade the existing fire alarm system to fully meet current codes and provide and integrate a new Mass Notification System (MNS) with the existing FACP (Notifier NFS2-640).

Design-Build Prime Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC.

Lighthouse Architecture Moving to a New Office

Philadelphia, PA

April 2021

Lighthouse Architecture will be moving to their new offices in June of this year (2021).

The new address is The Land Title Building at 100 S Broad St STE 1810 Philadelphia, PA 19110-1008

Our contact phone number and email addresses will remain the same.

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Our Federal Project Showcase

Explore our extensive portfolio of past federal design-build projects. We’ve successfully delivered projects in both the defense and civilian sectors, ranging in size from $1 million to $10 million.

Browse our project list to see our capabilities in action.  Each project profile provides key details, challenges we overcame, and the successful outcomes we achieved.

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

B2188 Modify Sprinkler Head Location & Replace FACP

Solicitation No. N40080-22-R-4929, WON 1706561

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Rand Enterprises, Inc.

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY), PA

Building 77H Freight Elevator Improvements, Modernization

Solicitation No. N40085-22-R-2801, WON 1702594

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Oakmont Contracting, LLC

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY), PA

Building 542 Sprinkler Repairs

Solicitation No. N40085-22-R-2752, WON 1678539

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Oakmont Contracting, LLC

 

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

Building 1669 Replace the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP)

Solicitation No. N40080-22-R-3381, WON 1702538

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Rand Enterprises, Inc.

 

Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC), PA

Building 1000 Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System Repairs

Solicitation No. N40085-22-R-2546, WON 1701619

Design-Build Prime Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

NSAP Building 27 Brick Facade Repair

Solicitation No. N40085-21-R-0179, WON 1671443

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

 

Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC), PA

Building 77L Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System Repairs

Solicitation No. N40085-21-R-2569, WON 1678722

Design-Build Prime Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC.

 

Naval Operations Support Center Eleanor, WV

NOSC Eleanor ATFP Upgrades

Solicitation No. N40085-20-R-3738, WON 1629282

Design-Build Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Mechanicsburg, PA

Building 308 Elevator

Solicitation No. N40085-20-R-3730, WON 1607337

Design-Build Contractor: Nadiad, Inc.

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY), PA

Various Repairs to Naval Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC) Support Facility, Building 1081

Solicitation No. N40085-19-R-1778, WON 1577847

Design-Build Contractor: Nadiad, Inc.

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Renovate Main Entrance Building 4B

Solicitation No. N40085-19-R-1785, WON 1637040

Design-Build Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Building 1 Security Office Expansion

Solicitation No. N40085-18-R-1789, WON 1387006

Design-Build Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY), PA

Consolidation of Fire and Police into Bldg. 56

Solicitation No. N40085-19-R-1711, WON 1602781

Design-Build Contractor: Q.B.S., Inc.

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY), PA

External Repairs to Building 77

Contract No. N40085-10-D-5895, T.O. 4

Design-Build Contractor: Turtle Associates, LLC

 

Philadelphia Naval Base, Navy Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC), Philadelphia, PA

Renovate NFPC Machine Shop, Bldg. 592

Work Order Number: 1585926

Design-Build Contractor: NADIAD, Inc.

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard (PNY) and Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Installation of Fall Protection, Various Buildings

Contract No. N40085-14-C-6757

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Building 1 Window Leaks

Contract No. N4008517C4100

Design-Build Contractor: G. Adams Restoration LLC

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Trapeze Hanger System in Building 6

Contract No. N40085-14-C-6753

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Philadelphia, PA

Roof System Removal/Replacement for Building 1

Contract No. N40085-14-C-6747

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Mechanicsburg, PA

Building 410 South Center Bay Renovation

Solicitation No. N4008518R6476 WON 1597116

Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

 

Naval Support Activity (NSA), Mechanicsburg, PA

Miscellaneous Roof Repair and Roof Coating Bldg. 303

Contract No. N4008516D03903, N4008518F5524

Design-Build Contractor: All Phase Services, Inc.

 

Naval Operations Support Center Avoca, PA

NOSC Avoca ATFP Upgrades

Solicitation No. N40085-18-R-6445, WON 1561514

Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

 

Naval Operations Support Center Lehigh Valley, PA

NOSC Lehigh Valley ATFP Upgrades

Solicitation No. N40085-18-R-6441, WON 1561192

Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

 

Naval Operations Support Center Eleanor, Armed Forces Reserve Center, Eleanor, WV

NOSC Eleanor ATFP Upgrades

Solicitation No. N40085-20-R-3738, WON 162982

Design-Build Contractor: CJW Contractors, Inc.

 

Naval Station, Mayport, FL

Building 1488 Multi Room Renovation

Solicitation No. N69450-21-D-0038, WON 1695737

Design-Build Contractor: Reasor Building Group

Design Team Lead: Above Group, Inc.

 

Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ

Construct Sewage Treatment Plant O ce/Lab

Contract No. N40085-16-R-8539, S91A

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Fort Belvoir, VA

Window Replacement and Miscellaneous Repairs for Building 247

Contract No: W912DY23C0076 NA

A0004482

Design-Build Contractor: PDO Ahusaka JV II LLC

Historical Preservation Architect: Kate Cowing, Architect, LLC

 

Jacksonville District

Lock Control Building Construction at:

WP Franklin, Lee County, FL

Julian Keen Jr, Glades County, FL

Port Mayaca, Martin County, FL

Solicitation W912EP-20-R-0028, Task Order 001

Design-Build Contractor: Pontchartrain Partners, LLC

Design Team Lead: Pennoni Associates, Inc.

 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Renovation of Barracks Building 5401

Contract No. W912BU-09-B-0039

Design-Build Contractor: Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Inc.

 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Secondary Containment Pads, UTES 1, UTES 2 & Tiger FOB

Contract No. W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 32

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Secondary Containment Pad

Contract No. W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 25

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Washington, DC

Federal Office Building 6th Floor Renovation

Solicitation No. 47PM04-23-R-0031

Design-Build Contractor: Garcete Construction Company, Inc.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse, Newark, NJ

Proffer Rooms Build-out

Project #: 000005005

RWA #: 2120962

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Integrated Construction Ent., Inc.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse, Newark, NJ

Judge Neals Chambers Renovation

Contract No. EQ2PSN-21-0019 (?)

Design-Build Prime Contractor: ARK Construction Management, LLC

 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Washington, DC

Auditorium Lighting, HVAC, and Finishes Renovation

Contract No. 47PM0518D0029-47PM0122F0020; ePM Number: 63049

RWA #: N2058199 (HVAC), N2058270 (Lighting), N2058092 (Finishes)

Design-Build Prime Contractor: CJW Contractors, Inc.

 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Washington, DC

Basement Renovation Project

Contract No. 47PM0518D0020-47PM0121F0029

RWA: N2060721 (Vestibule), N2057705 (OCIO), N2057543 (Corridor)

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Garcete Construction Company, Inc.

 

436th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE

Building 910 Security Forces Bathroom Renovation

Solicitation No. FA4497-19-RA-025

Project No. 1081058

Design-Build Contractor: Kemper System Group, LLC

 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Replace Parapet Lakehurst Building 120

Contract No. W912BU-14-D-0019 DO 0001

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

New Roof to Building 278

Contract W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 34

Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

 

William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City Int’l Airport, NJ

Design & Construct 13 New Private Offices at Various Locations on the Third Floor of Bldg 300

Contract No. DTFACT09D00022-DTFACT09D00022CALL0065

Design-Build Contractor: Turtle Associates LLC

 

William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City Int’l Airport, NJ

WJH T/C Building 300 4th Floor Contracts Wall WO# 2779346

Contract No. DTFACT09D00022-DTFACT09D00022CALL0100

Design-Build Contractor: Turtle Associates LLC

 

National Institute of Health, Office of Research Facilities, Bethesda, MD

Renovation for OGC and Ombudsman Offices, 2nd Floor, Building 31B

Contract No. 75N99019D00019-75N99022F00001

WR# C112866

Design-Build Prime Contractor: Argus CJW JV3 LLC

 

Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia PA

INDE – Cyclic Repair and Replacement of Elevators

Contract No. 140P4222C0017, Work Order# 0040567168

Design-Build Contractor: Taggart Brown & Associates, Inc

 

Miami Job Corps Center, Miami, FL

Physical Security Improvements

Contract No. 1605AE-23-R-00003

Design-Build Contractor: Lunacon Construction Group

 

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

B2188 MODIFY SPRINKLER HEAD LOCATION & REPLACE FACP
Solicitation N40080-22-R-4929, WON 1706561
Design-Build Contractor: Rand Enterprises, Inc.

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

B1669 REPLACE FACP
Solicitation N40080-22-R-3381, WON 1702538
Design-Build Contractor: Rand Enterprises, Inc.

Philadelphia Navy Yard

Repair Sprinkler System, Building 542
Solicitation N40085-22-R-2752, WON 1678539
Design-Build Contractor: Oakmont Contracting

Philadelphia Navy Yard

Freight Elevator Modernization, Bldg. 77H
Solicitation N40085-22-R-2801, WON 1702594
Design-Build Contractor:  Oakmont Contracting

Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC), PA

Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System Repair, Bldg. 77L
Solicitation N40085-21-R-2569, WON 1678722
Design-Build Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC

Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC), PA

Fire Alarm Repairs, Mass Notification Installation NSWC Building 1000
Solicitation N40085-22-R-2546, WON 1701619
Design-Build Contractor: AIMCON Design Build, LLC

Philadelphia Navy Yard

External Repairs to Building 77L.
Contract No. N40085-10-D-5895, T.O. 4
Design-Build Contractor: Turtle Associates, LLC

Philadelphia Navy Yard

Consolidation of Fire & Police into Bldg. 56.
Solicitation N4008519R1711, Work Order# 1602781
Design-Build Contractor: QBS, Inc.

Philadelphia Naval Base, Navy Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC)

Renovate NFPC Machine Shop, Bldg. 592, Philadelphia, PA.
Work Order Number: 1585926
Design-Build Contractor: NADIAD, Inc.

Philadelphia Navy Yard and Naval Support Activity Philadelphia

Installation of Fall Protection, Various Buildings.
Contract No. N40085-14-C-6757
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia

Building 1 Window Leaks.
Contract No. N4008517C4100
Design-Build Contractor: G. Adams Restoration LLC

Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia

Building 1 – Security Office Expansion,
Solicitation N40085-18-R-1789, Work Order# 1387006
Design-Build Contractor: CJW Contractors, Inc.

Naval Support Activity – Philadelphia, PA

Renovate Main Entrance, Building 4, Entrance B
Solicitation N40085-19-R-1785, WON 1637040
Design-Build Contractor: CJW Contractors, Inc.

Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia

Various Repairs To NFPC Support Facility, Bldg. 1081
Solicitation N40085-19-R-1778, Work Order#1577847
Design-Build Contractor: NADIAD, Inc.

Naval Support Activity Philadelphia

Trapeze Hanger System in Building 6.
Contract No. N40085-14-C-6753
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Naval Support Activity Philadelphia

Roof System Removal/Replacement for Building 1.
Contract No. N40085-14-C-6747
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA

Building 308 Elevator, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Solicitation N4008520R3730, WON 1607337
Design-Build Contractor: NADIAD, Inc.

Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA

Building 410 South Center Bay Renovation, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Solicitation N4008518R6476 WON 1597116
Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA

Miscellaneous Roof Repair and Roof Coating Bldg. 303
Contract No. N4008516D03903, N4008518F5524
Design-Build Contractor: All Phase Services, Inc.

Naval Operations Support Center Avoca, Pennsylvania

NOSC Avoca ATFP Upgrades, Avoca, PA.
Solicitation N40085-18-R-6445, WON 1561514
Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

Naval Operations Support Center Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

NOSC Lehigh Valley ATFP Upgrades, Lehigh Valley, PA.
Solicitation N4008518R6441, WON 1561192
Design-Build Contractor: Kunj Construction Corp.

Naval Operations Support Center Eleanor, West Virginia

NOSC Eleanor ATFP Upgrades, Armed Forces Reserve Center, Eleanor, WV
Solicitation N40085-20-R-3738, WON 162982
Design-Build Contractor: CJW Contractors, Inc.

Naval Station, Mayport, Florida

Building 1488 Multi Room Renovation
Solicitation N69450-21-D-0038, WON 1695737
Design Team Lead: Above Group, Inc.
Design-Build Contractor: Reasor Building Group

Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ

Construct Sewage Treatment Plant O ce/Lab.
Contract No. N40085-16-R-8539, S91A
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

USACE, Jacksonville District

Lock Control Building Construction at:
WP Franklin, Lee County, FL
Julian Keen Jr, Glades County, FL
Port Mayaca, Martin County, FL
Solicitation W912EP-20-R-0028, Task Order 001
Design-Build Contractor: Pontchartrain Partners, LLC
Design Team Lead: Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Renovation of Barracks Building 5401.
Contract No. W912BU-09-B-0039
Design-Build Contractor: Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Inc.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Renovation of Barracks Building 5401.
Contract No. W912BU-09-B-0039
Design-Build Contractor: Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Inc.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Secondary Containment Pads, UTES 1, UTES 2 & Tiger FOB.
Contract No. W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 32
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Secondary Containment Pad.
Contract No. W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 25
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Dover Air Force Base

Renovate Security Forces Bathrooms, Bldg. 910
Solicitation No FA4497-19-RA-025
Project No. 1081058
Design-Build Contractor: Kemper System Group, LLC

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Replace Parapet Lakehurst Building 120.
Contract No. W912BU-14-D-0019 DO 0001
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

New Roof to Building 278.
Contract W912BU-09-H-0024, T.O. 34
Design-Build Contractor: Sheela, Inc.

NIH Branch of the Public Health Division, Health and Human Services (HHS)Office of the General Counsel (OGC/PHD/NIH) and OGC Ethics Division’s NIH office (collectively, OGC)

C112866 – Consolidation of Two Projects on 2nd Floor of Building 31B
Building 31B, 2nd Floor, Eastern Portion, Bethesda, MD
Design-Build Contractor: Argus CJW JV 3, LLC

William J. Hughes Technical Center

Office Spaces in Building 300.
Contract No. DTFACT-09-D-00022, T.O. 38 – Interior Renovations/Modications to
Design-Build Contractor: Turtle Associates, LLC.

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Peter J. Porretta, AIA, LEED AP
Principal Architect

(215) 732-6883 ext 102
peter@lighthousedesign.com

The Land Title Building
100 S Broad Street SUITE 1810
Philadelphia, PA 19110-1008

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