Thomas P. O'Neill Office Building
BLAST-RESISTANT FACADE RENOVATION
Form and function at the C Street junction.
Built in 1961, the structure formerly known as Federal Office Building No. 8 (FOB8) originally provided laboratory space for the Federal Drug Administration. With FDA relocating its operations to a new campus consolidation in White Oak, Maryland, it was time for a facelift for this 50-year-old relic.
And what a facelift it was.
The project scope included the renovation of the exterior of the building and the addition of an entrance pavilion. Following GSA protocol for structures occupied by Federal employees, the exterior skin was designed in accordance with the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design Criteria for New Federal Office Buildings and Major Modernization Projects.
Tidewater Glazing worked with its curtain wall partner, Wausau Window & Wall Systems, to custom-engineer, test and install roughly 60,000 square feet of custom, blast-resistant four-sided SSG curtain wall with point-supported wing features. In addition to the exterior facade, the structure incorporates extensive interior atrium glazing.
The building is now the new home for the Architect of the Capitol, and also provides office space for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Shortly after completion the project was awarded LEED Gold status.
General Services Administration
Boggs & Partners
Turner Construction Company
7135 Standard Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076