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The FBI Innovation Center breaks ground in Huntsville, Ala.

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The FBI Innovation Center breaks ground in Huntsville, Ala.

HKS and Clark Construction are the design-build team for the project.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | June 30, 2021
FBI Innovation Center entrance
FBI Innovation Center entrance

The FBI Innovation Center, the flagship building of the FBI’s new Science and Technology District at Redstone Arsenal, has broken ground in Huntsville, Ala.

The 250,000-sf building will be a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to cyber threat intelligence, data analytics, and training to combat emerging threats. The three-story building will include collaborative office space, formal and informal auditoriums, “collision spaces” for impromptu learning encounters, and specialized training spaces including a kinetic cyber range and virtual reality classroom for agents to test and apply their skills and tools in real-world settings.


FBI Innovation Center exterior


HKS is collaborating with Clark Construction on the project. In addition to the Innovation Center, the HKS-Clark team’s scope of work also includes a central utility plant, dining facilities, and an outdoor quad on the new Science and Technology District.

The FBI Innovation Center is slated to complete in 2023.


FBI Innovation Center interior


FBi Innovation Center collision space


HKS Innovation Center exterior

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