This 265,000 sf facility provides secure, ultramodern research space for hundreds of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and information technology specialists. The facility has raised-access floors and includes areas for small-scale manufacturing, flight simulators, special compartmentalized information stations, and administrative offices. Approximately 90,000 sf of laboratory space is available on the upper floors with 22,000 sf of secure laboratories located below ground. Additional scope included a general reception area, a multipurpose exhibition center, a 218-seat auditorium, a 120-foot tall observation tower, food service facilities, and a wellness center that includes a swimming pool. A three-level parking garage with space for 585 vehicles was also provided. Following the completion of this facility, BE&K was selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) to complete a major tenant improvement project within the same facility for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).