WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA, USA  KMD was selected by FEMA and GSA to design this $30 million regional headquarters project on a large semi-rural site in Virginia near Washington, D.C. The four-story, 165,000 SF operations center, which is a highly secure facility, features a screen wall composed of locally ‘harvested’ (site-recycled) limestone cladding—in addition to the precast concrete panels, aluminum curtain wall, and high-performance glazing systems. Highly sustainable features include extensive access to daylighting and views, exterior sun shading and screening devices, operable windows, and a vegetated green roof.


The project is LEED Certified and was a Silver Medalist winner in the 2009 Excellence in Government Awards Program.