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Bringing a secured facility up to ICD705 / EMSEC standards

EUA was hired to design the renovation of a seven-floor, 88,000 sq ft SCIF into multiple ICD 705 / EMSEC office suites. The building had not received any major updates since the original completion date in the early 1980s. The design solution supported public circulation and amenities, a modern work environment and a complete infrastructure upgrade.

To modernize the work environment, EUA designed a variety of spaces from small huddle rooms to open collaboration to enclosed conference rooms. The building upgrades include new restrooms, upgraded elevators, stairs and new break rooms. The existing building had no exterior windows; with the renovation, the design team worked to incorporate windows into the break rooms and corridors to allow the employees to have views of the outside when they leave the suites.

In addition to the office suite design, co-use conference rooms were added on each floor and a conference center was created on the fifth floor. The main conference room was designed for 200 people with a 38 ft by 9 ft screen at the head wall. Also on the floor is an executive conference room with a 270 degree viewing experience and theatrical lighting and sound.

One of the challenges with the project was to keep occupied spaces on the ground floor functioning throughout construction, including low and high bay clean rooms. The design included temporary feeds and phased construction to keep those spaces secure.

With all the interior upgrades, the client also wanted to give the building a fresh new look. The main fa├žade of the building was re-skinned with the other exterior walls receiving new paint. A new four-story lobby addition was added to create a destination point for employees and outside visitors.