Federal building gets facelift, keeps core features
August 11, 2010
Building One, the centerpiece of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recently consolidated headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., has achieved LEED Gold certification. The renovation and restoration of the 102,000-sf, four-story building includes a multi-level link connecting the lobby to the adjacent atrium in the Central Shared Use building, and a security pavilion and landscaped entry forecourt that serves as the main arrival point for the campus. Philadelphia-based A/E firm KlingStubbins reused the building’s existing core and shell, while bringing energy cost savings down by 35.8% over conventional buildings.