One Liberty Center, Office of Naval Research

Phase 1 of the Liberty Center North complex consists of a 316,000 sf, 13-story office building with five levels of underground parking for 567 cars, topped by a 30,000 sf landscaped/hardscaped plaza.  The building is fully leased to GSA tenants, including the Office of Naval Research and other Department of Defense agencies.

The facility was one of the first to meet the post-9/11 security and ATFP requirements.  The structural design features progressive collapse mitigation, steel jacketed “hardened” garage and lobby columns, a blast resistant facade, floor and roof slabs designed for load reversal, and perimeter security in the form of bollards, benches, and planters designed to resist vehicular threats.  

Tenant fit-out services included the evaluation and reinforcement of slabs to accommodate a data center as well as for large high density file storage systems.  SK&A also evaluated the introduction of numerous core drills.  The building also attained the coveted Energy Star Certification.