Consulting Engineering

Quantum Park

Department of Homeland SecurityAshburn, Virginia

Due to the recent increased attention that has been placed on the security of the US border, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has faced massive and rapid expansion. This project was executed to consolidate numerous business units to improve operational and spatial efficiency in a secure location.

The project includes approximately 390,000 SF of office space for the agency and over 50,000 SF of specialty spaces, including a wet lab, radio lab, emergency operations center, secure facilities, and IT spaces. The building is 100% backed up by standby power generation and mission-critical HVAC systems. It is designed for a high level of security, including physical security countermeasures and state-of-the-art electronic security systems.

Site security improvements include a new perimeter K-rated fence with secure access checkpoints, electronic video surveillance, and site lighting design. In addition to the interior fit-out of the space, CMTA designed upgrades to the central plant systems, provided all new HVAC systems, and completed the shell design for a portion of the building that was previously only built to cold dark shell condition. The facility contains several energy-efficient technologies, including all LED lighting with daylight harvesting, high efficiency four pipe VAV HVAC systems, and an advanced DDC building automation controls platform.