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The Washington DC Entertainment and Sports Arena was awarded LEED Gold!

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer, a CFE Media publication, announced the 2019 MEP Giants Awards in its August issue. SETTY is proud to be listed among the top 100 MEP firms in the nation. The award is given to those who provide cutting edge engineering services.  


Thanks to our friends from the Urban Land Institute for organizing this event for Charlottesville with SETTY. Excellent speakers from Charlottesville, UVA, and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. 

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August 06, 2019 - Excited to see the progress of the DC DGS’s Ward 3’s Short Term Family Housing Project. The facility will include 50 family units, computer labs for residents, indoor and outdoor play space among other amenities.

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July 26, 2019 - DMPED, DC Mayor Bowser, MRP Realty, and JV partner FRP officially broke ground on Friday for the Bryant St. project that will reshape the Rhode Island Ave. corridor in DC. 

 The first phase of the project will include 490 multifamily units, a nine-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and another 40K SF of retail, plus a public plaza, dog park and improvements to the adjacent Metropolitan Branch Trail. The full development is slated to include 1,650 units and 250K SF of retail. 

 SETTY has been working with a great A/E/C team of SK+I, Oculus, Bowman, and CBG to support this important project.

July 23, 2019 -The Cleveland Park Library won a 2019 Design Award from the AIA Washington DC Chapter and will be featured in the Chapter’s upcoming Fall Awards issue of ArchitectureDC magazine. SETTY had the pleasure of working with Perkins Eastman DC, DCPL, Gilbane Building Company, Pro-Air Inc, Freestate Electrical Construction Company, SA Halac Iron Works Inc and Corinthian Contractors.

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Charlottesville, VA (June 7, 2019) - SETTY Officially announced the opening of its Eighth Office in Charlottesville at 300 Main Street.

Joseph A. D’Alu, P.E., LEED AP, BD+C, CEM, a seasoned Architectural/Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience now leads SETTY’s Charlottesville office, as Director of Mid-Atlantic Operations.

 SETTY has been active in the region, supporting several complex projects for the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and INOVA Health System among many others. With this regional expansion, SETTY is taking proactive steps to provide even higher levels of support for its existing clients and to widen its regional client base, focusing on its core strengths in the healthcare, laboratory/research, higher­ education, and mixed-use developer sectors in Central, Eastern, and Southern Virginia as well as in North Carolina!

 SETTY looks for the expansion to bring new technical and professional jobs to the region, and, according to D’Alu are, “committed to constantly exceeding our clients’ expectations of what an engineering consultant should be…by constantly developing and utilizing technology in new ways to not only solve their problems, but identify them before they happen.”

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Washington, DC (June 1, 2019) - Washington Mystics Open Season at the SETTY- Designed Entertainment and Sports Arena!

On June 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Monumental Sports CEO Ted Leonsis and Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner to celebrate the first home opener of the Washington Mystics, including a free block party to gather the community for entertainment, arts, food, music, clinics and more at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Angie Ange, host of WKYS’ “Angie Ange in the Morning” served as host of the day’s activities, and the entire DC community came out to enjoy live music, activities, local art, and food.

"We have waited a long time for this day – to welcome our Washington Mystics to a home court that they deserve," said Mayor Bowser. "I’ve said before that this arena is bigger than basketball, and I am so proud that the Mystics and Monumental have been able to play such a major role in bringing the Entertainment and Sports Arena to Ward 8."

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May 30, 2019 - SETTY’s Scott Bach-Hansen attended DC Water’s new consolidated headquarters on May 30th. The LEED Platinum, 151,300 sf facility houses about 350 people. SETTY  is a proud member of the team providing Commissioning services.

May 28, 2019 - Mr. Boggarm Setty presented at the CLIMA 2019 conference in Bucharest, Romania. The paper, co-authored with James Woods, Ph.D. and entitled “A Cradle-to-Grave Carbon Index (CI) for Design, Construction and Operations of Site-Specific Buildings,” presents a cutting edge mathematical design tool and framework that enables designers to reduce a prospective building’s carbon footprint by focusing on reductions in both operational and embodied carbon throughout a building’s lifespan.

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May 24, 2019 - Extremely proud to be part of this exciting Net Zero Community project! Looking forward to working with Urban Green & Leon N. Weiner to revitalize the CHM Neighborhood, the first Net Zero community in Baltimore, MD!