Located in Bethesda, United States, was designed by Leo A Daly, Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence is a Fortune 50 company engaged in highly advanced technology and research. When they approached Leo A Daly to design their new Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) they cited the following project goals: focus on the possibilities of the future; inspire leadership through a balance of intensive learning, team building, and introspection; create a project that reflects the company’s core values – ‘doing what’s right’, ‘respecting others’ and ‘performing with excellence’.
The project presented the challenge of capturing these objectives in the context of Lockheed’s existing 3-storey headquarters building which lies on a 26.5 acre site of green lawns and flowering trees in suburban Washington, DC, USA.
The first of these is a lodging complex consisting of an 8-storey glass and steel curtain-wall clad ‘bar’ providing 200 guest rooms, central dining, and support for program participants. The second is a conference / classroom centre with a grand multi-purpose space.