This 263,000 sf facility provides secure, ultramodern research space for several hundred scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, information technology specialists, administrators, and managers. The facility has raised-access floors and fiber-optic networks and includes areas for small-scale manufacturing, flight simulators, special compartmentalized information stations, and administrative offices. In addition to approximately 89,000 sf of research laboratory space on the upper floors, approximately 22,000 sf of secure research laboratories are below ground. A major portion of the building is accessible to the public, including a general reception area, a multipurpose exhibition center, a 218-seat educational conference auditorium, a 120-foot-tall observation tower, food service facilities, and a wellness center that includes a swimming pool. The scope of work also included a three-level, 187,000 sf parking garage with space for 585 vehicles. After completing this facility, the General Services Administration (GSA) selected BE&K to complete a major tenant improvement project within the same facility for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).