National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
KGD Architecture designs award-winning, innovative, state-of-the-art architecture for firms addressing the nation’s security and infrastructure challenges. Ben Kishimoto, Chris Gordon and Manoj Dalaya worked on one of the first secure complexes in the Washington DC Metropolitan area at a previous firm. This complex of four office buildings was a 24/7 facility of 1.1 million square feet near Dulles Airport designed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Building on this expertise, KGD Architecture master planned forty acres of land adjacent to the NRO in Chantilly, Virginia. KGD used principles of Antiterrorism Force Protection standards to design the facility which is being built in phases since 2007 and comprises of 1 million square feet.
• Phase 1- Completed 2012
• Phase 1.25- Completed 2013
• Phase 1.5- Completed 2013
• Phase 1.75-Completed 2014
• Phase 2.0-Anticipated Completion 2020
“Westfields (building) had a profound impact on the NRO.”
– Betty J. Sapp, Director of the NRO
Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
Since 2004 KGD Architecture designed secure campuses for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). IDA is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing. IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise.
• IDA Headquarters Consolidation
• IDA Mark Center
• IDA Potomac Yard
Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)
Since 2012 KGD Architecture designed secure buildings and spaces for Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI) an engineering and software services company with a nationwide presence primarily supporting the intelligence community and other civil, defense and intelligence customers with a focus on Government space and intelligence surveillance reconnaissance systems activities.
• Expansion I
• Expansion II
Transurban Operations Center
In 2009 KGD designed Transurban Operations headquarters in North America. Transurban manages and develops urban toll road networks in Australia and North America. It is a Top 20 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and has been in business since 1996. In the USA, Transurban has ownership interests in the 495 Express Lanes on a section of the Capital Beltway around Washington, DC. It also has an interest in the connecting 95 Express Lanes project on Interstate 95.
KGD is currently providing open-end, task order services to MITRE at their McLean Campus. MITRE will be renovating the existing second floor I-Lab OSIS and converting the space to the current MITRE Design Space Standards. The space is approximately 2,427 SF and will consist of revising existing IT Work Rooms to the campus standard offices, including, but not limited to space size and orientation, ceiling design, lighting and controls, furniture coordination, finish materials, and power/data requirements.
MITRE will be renovating the existing sixth floor Executive Office Suite at the McLean Campus, to meet the current MITRE Design Space Standards. The space is approximately 15,787 SF and will consist of revising existing Executive Offices to the campus standard offices, including, but not limited to space size and orientation, ceiling design, lighting and controls, furniture coordination, finish materials, and power/data requirements. The space will also consist of support spaces such as storage, copy rooms, open office workstations and a secure suite to remain in place.