NOAA, National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
College Park, MD
This new 270,000 sf office building houses office functions, physical science laboratories, and mission critical functions for the National Weather Service and other National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration functions. The program includes a 4-story atrium, laboratories, a conference center, a 500-seat auditorium with broadcast capabilities, and over 80,000 sf of mission critical space including data centers, sampling and testing laboratories, and critical office space. The facility is served primarily by an under floor air distribution system that will allow NOAA to quickly reconfigure spaces as their needs change over time.