fda building one
Owner: General Services Administration
Contract Amount: $36,477,552
Date of Award: September 25, 2007
Date of Completion: November 15, 2008
Architect: KlingStubbins in association with RTKL
Photos by Carl Cox
This project consisted of the renovation and expansion of historic Building One on the new U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) campus in White Oak, MD. Building One is the focal point of the campus entry and houses the executive offices of FDA, including the Office of the Commissioner.
The scope of work included:
- Installation of new energy-efficient mechanical, plumbing, electrical, security, and life safety systems;
- Restoration of three historical staircases, lighting and lobby space;
- A new addition with full height curtain walls and an open atrium and suspended pedestrian bridges;
- New entry structure with two new curved stone retaining walls monumentally engraved to identify the FDA;
- A new campus security pavilion that serves as the point of entrance for all visitors;
- New elevator cabs, machinery and controllers in modified shafts;
- Site improvements including extensive grading; new street lighting, roads, and traffic signage;
- Extensive new utility infrastructure; new sidewalks, curbs and gutters;
- Security bollards; and over 150 new trees were planted along New Hampshire Avenue
The project achieved LEED® Gold NC 2.0 certification in February 2010. All work was performed during original 14 month duration.
The project received a 2009 Washington Contractor Merit Award for Restoration/Renovation from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Last updated: January 19, 2011