An existing Naval center gains new functions.

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.

We united useful workspaces with complex testing areas.

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.

Beneficial occupancy delivered six months before contracted date.

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.

Green Features

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  • LEED Gold Certified – 41 points (v2.2). Exceeded contractual requirements.
  • Materials – 31 percent of building materials came from recycled sources, and 32 percent were produced locally. Diverted more than 94 percent of construction waste from landfill.
  • Water Conservation – Reduced water use by 34 percent.
  • Energy Conservation – Reduced energy use by 14 percent.

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