Discovery Center I

This 45,000-square-foot corporate headquarters for a civil engineering company began with an extremely aggressive budget, and tilt-up provided the ideal solution for the budget without compromising the design or composition. Three of the building's corners use F-shape panels to allow for full-vision glass and two curtain wall features. The lobby uses the panel leg as a design feature, seamlessly integrating it with a bench that branches off of the leg. The entire skin was erected in two days, and vital interior design elements were integrated with the tilt-wall metric.

This small smart-box design utilizes tilt-up construction to deliver high architecture to a small business at an affordable price.

 
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Project Location

Manassas, VA 20109
United States

Project Images

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Architect:
Powers Brown Architecture
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Office
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Number of Floors:
0
Total Floor Area:
44,564 sq ft (4,140 sq m)
Project Footprint:
15,000 sq ft (1,394 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
47 ft 0 in (14.33 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Largest Panel:
986 sq ft (91.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
124,640 lbs (56,536 kg)