Press Release

Press Release
December 9, 2016

McKissack Celebrates Opening of New MGM National Harbor Resort

McKissack & McKissack
Prominent construction management firm ushers in a transformational addition to the booming Maryland waterfront.

The $1.4 billion project is projected to attract nearly 20,000 visitors daily, and will bring thousands of new jobs to Prince George’s County.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—McKissack & McKissack, a national architecture, engineering, program- and construction-management firm, is pleased to announce the opening of the MGM National Harbor resort casino. McKissack & McKissack provided project management, schedule development, budget management, and diversity management services for the $1.4 billion project. 

“It’s been a tremendous experience partnering with MGM Resorts International on the MGM National Harbor resort,” said Deryl McKissack, Chairwoman and CEO of McKissack & McKissack. “With our history of delivering complex, high-profile projects nationwide, including the acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, we were able to meet the planning, construction, and infrastructure challenges of this important community asset.” 

Lorenzo Creighton, President and COO of MGM National Harbor commented, “McKissack & McKissack represents the best of the best in their industry. Their experience managing some of the metropolitan area’s most impressive undertakings made them the clear choice to oversee our multidimensional construction and development at National Harbor.” 

Set on 23 acres on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland, approximately ten miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the resort, which opened on December 8, is a convenient base for tourists. A 24-story hotel offers 308 rooms and suites. In addition to the 125,000-square-foot casino, amenities include a 3,000-seat flexible theater venue, a spa, and world-class restaurants operated by renowned chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and the brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio. MGM National Harbor also has 50,000 square feet of meeting space, making it a strategic location for business conferences.

About McKissack & McKissack 

McKissack & McKissack is a national architecture, engineering, program- and construction-management firm with 25 years of experience working with clients to envision and deliver building and infrastructure projects that enrich people’s lives and empower communities to flourish. With 170 employees in offices in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., the firm is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top Construction Management For-Fee firms in the nation and by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top 25 design firms in the metropolitan Washington area. McKissack & McKissack has managed such landmark projects as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Chicago’s Navy Pier Centennial Vision projects, and was the architectural firm of record for the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.


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