Government & Mission Critical
Services: Architecture, Interior Design, MEP Engineering
Size: 186,350 sq. ft.
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Leidos, a leading information technology, engineering, and science company, required a full building phased renovation of its newly relocated main campus office in Gaithersburg, MD. Arium provided full architecture and MEP engineering design services for this multi-phased project that included significant alterations to the building. A large data center with connections to a 1 mw and 900 kw generators for backup power were provided. The design incorporates a new 660-ton module rooftop chiller system with a new pump house. The project’s building permit was completed in 6 phased permits packages that were all approved by the AHJ with a single architectural comment. Arium’s exceptional drawings and speedy AHJ approval resulted in a 1-month schedule acceleration.
The design direction for the project was to blend Leidos’ visionary, smart, approachable, authentic, and pragmatic philosophies to create a space of optimal collaboration and successful workflow for the company to complete various crucial tasks. Building improvements include complete renovations to building amenity spaces such as elevator lobbies, gymnasium, and the addition of a new micro market that features a social seating space and community stair. Additionally, an entire wing of the building was designed as a secure area suite of 25,000 sq. ft., including a data center, work labs, and general office area. The remaining work areas were renovated into open office spaces to maximize occupancy and collaboration. The floor layouts include break areas, large conference rooms, small meeting rooms featuring frameless glass walls, accent finishes, and exposed ceiling design and accent ceiling specifications. Small-sized module meeting rooms are placed throughout. Unique office spaces such as the technology room incorporate a common branding thread with distinctive finishes and graphics.