Benjamin P. Grogan & Jerry L. Dove Federal Building

The FBI’s Miami regional headquarters office was designed in pursuit of the 2030 Zero Environmental Footprint project goal, a 2009 executive order mandating that federal buildings achieve zero net energy use by 2030. Key to the building’s sustainability goals is its building facade: high-performance curtainwall systems featuring floor-to-ceiling glass dynamically articulated to the sun’s angles. The result is an iconic, high-security structure that maximizes transparency for over 1,000 employees.

The building consists of two seventy-foot wide structures running parallel in an east/west orientation, connected at the midpoint. These six and seven story structures simultaneously minimize solar heat gain and maximize building occupant access to daylight. South-facing elevations feature exterior perforated sunscreens to minimize solar gain and reflect light onto interior ceilings to reduce artificial lighting loads.

Enclos provided comprehensive design/assist – design/build services for the project’s six wall types, which total more than 200,000 square feet of building facade. System designs include blast-resistant facades, and Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) parapets and wing walls.

Year:

2014

Facade Area:

200,000 sq ft

Location:

Miramar, FL

Market:

Government, Office

Height:

105 ft

Owner:

General Services Administration

General Contractor:

Jacobs Engineering Group

Architect:

Krueck + Sexton Architects, Gensler

Engineer:

Thornton Tomasetti

Facade Consultant:

Gordon H. Smith Corporation

Awards:

 
Best of the Best: Government/Public Building
Engineering News-Record, 2015

Project of the Year
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), 2015

Design Award Citation
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), 2014

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