U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office needed to consolidate its headquarters operations into one location. Due to funding, the General Services Administration commissioned LCOR Development to build a campus that was the agency's largest design-build-leaseback to date. The 2.5 million sf campus consists of six buildings containing offices, a data center, conference areas, administrative space, an auditorium, a 20,000 sf full service cafeteria and a 4,000 sf care space.
The design provides a secure campus which can operate 24/7 while remaining mindful that the buildings might need to function independently in the future. The campus-wide chilled water loop system provided a solution that was energy efficient while allowing for future building operational autonomy. Floor by floor variable air volume (VAV) units were provided in each building to accommodate the desired use.
Electrical service to the campus is a primary service at 35kv with 100% backup service. The power is distributed on site through underground duct banks to building transformers. The data center is operational 24/7 with complete back up capability including a central UPS with diesel generators, redundant air cooled chillers and N+1 Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) Units. Syska's engineering received GSA's National Engineering Design Excellence Award and was a finalist for ACEC's Engineering Excellence Awards.