Surface Sensors & Combat Systems Facility
Dahlgren, Virginia, USA
When base closures brought new functions to the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, they needed a new structure that could serve the research and development needs of U.S. Navy scientists and engineers. Haskell’s solution was an unassuming 59,000-square-foot structure that blends with its surroundings and protects the highly technical interior testing and operations.
Designers successfully integrated the facility’s diverse functions into a highly sustainable LEED® Gold certified facility. Laboratories, computing areas, office spaces, conference rooms and control rooms are functionally integrated alongside state-of-the-art electronics, advanced technology and a specialized RF (radio frequency) shielded anechoic chamber.
The facility’s complex, mission critical internal components, and diverse users and uses, demanded a seamless delivery method: integrated design-build. With in-house design and construction personnel fully engaged throughout the project, the result was a LEED Gold certified, streamlined facility that could support personnel with well-tested, dependable systems. In fact, design-build methodology helped the facility enter into service six months ahead of schedule.
Haskell’s team has been proactive — identifying and resolving potential issues before any impact occurs. Their attention to detail and execution schedule has been commendable. I would highly recommend them for any future work involving complex facilities with demanding customer requirements.Jay A. Ryskamp Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, US Navy - Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department