Washington Headquarters Services in Alexandria designed by HKS, Inc, is located in Virginia, United States. The new multi-story Department of Defense (DoD) administrative office complex is the Army Corps’ first project of this size working for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Building certification and the only one in the region that is designed to save 30 percent of the energy of a traditional complex and save taxpayers millions.
The complex will be home to multiple DoD agencies that are currently occupying leased space throughout the national capital region and will also include the Washington Headquarters Services, the BRAC executive agent for these DoD customers. The project implements the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission Recommendation #133 and when completed in September 2011 will become a part of Fort Belvoir.
The new 1.7m sq ft facility, designed by HKS Architects, sits on a 16-acre campus and when construction is completed will be comprised of two multi-story towers – 15 stories and 17 stories, two parking garages, a visitor centre, remote inspection facility and a public transportation center that will service the Mark Center and surrounding community.