801 East Men’s Shelter

Scope of Work

Exterior Storefront, Curtainwall, Doors and Hardware, ACM Panels, Interior Storefront, Automatic Doors

The Situation

801 East Men’s Shelter, located in the historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital campus in Washington DC, serves as a low-barrier shelter program open to anyone who identifies as male 18 years and older. The shelter was built as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s $40 million budget to help reduce homelessness. Planning for the project began in 2018. The 396-bed facility offers hot dinner, access to housing-focused case management, showers, and a bed on a nightly basis.

Large government projects like 801 Men’s Shelter require organization, communication, and qualified manpower. The fenestration was extremely critical to complete on time to ensure other interior trades can complete their scope on time.


In addition to qualified staff for field measurements, allowing for quick successful installations, LGM used project management software for submittals and purchases, making sure all information was easily trackable. The company also collaborated with highly qualified suppliers and reviewed any details that could cause problems or delays


LGM completed this project on time. The grand opening was a high-profile event, receiving a lot of attention. Mayor Bowser performed the ribbon cutting. This project received USGBC National Capital Region Community Leader (Judges’ Choice) Award: “For a project deserving special recognition for demonstrating exception performance or community impact.”