Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building, Miramar, FL

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) requirement was to design and construct a “100-year building” with low environmental impact and to engineer systems that are reliable, redundant, resilient and secure for GSA’s new 20-acre campus in South Florida.

Syska Hennessy Group, as part of the design-build engineering team, provided designs to strengthen the high-performance construction, which consisted of two office towers connected on each level, an annex building and a multi-level parking structure.

Our work included:

  • Energy modeling during design to analyze the thermal performance of the glass curtain-wall system and its effect on interior office spaces in order to maximize efficiencies and ensure worker comfort.
  • Designing MEP systems resilient enough to handle extreme conditions with the flexibility to adapt to varied demand while maintaining essential functions.
  • Modular configuration of HVAC systems to control building pressurization and humidity while increasing system reliability.
  • A 95-percent reduction in water consumption through rainwater, well-water and municipal reclaimed-water capture.
  • Rooftop solar panels to generate one megawatt of on-site power.
  • Minimizing the impact of MEP and lighting systems on the environmentally sensitive exterior wetlands.
  • Designed according to rigorous GSA Design Excellence Program standards, this iconic building is both sustainable and built to run on its island if needed.

“The state-of-the-art facility creates a 21st century work environment that saves taxpayer dollars, increases collaboration and helps the FBI performs vital public services.”

— Denise Turner Roth, Acting GSA Administrator

 

Awards
Citation, GSA Design Awards, 2014
Best of the Best, ENR, 2015
Project of the Year/Team Awards, DBIA, 2015

LEED Status
LEED© Gold for commercial interiors and LEED© Platinum for core and shell

Size
400,000 sf

Owner
U.S. General Services Administration

Architect
Gensler
Krueck + Sexton Architects

General Contractor
Hensel Phelps

Construction Manager
Jacobs

Services/Features
MEP/fire protection
Architectural lighting
Vertical transportation
BIM/Revit
CFD
Energy modeling
Modular HVAC systems
Low-flow plumbing features
Maglev chiller