Project: NEXTGEN Testing Facility
Construction Budget: 1,600,000
Area: 12,000 GSF
Occ. Type: Mixed Use (Business/Assembly)
Services: SD, DD, CD, CA
Engineering: MEP, Structural
Start Date: January, 2010
Status: Completed

As a joint project between FAA, Volusia County and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the NEXTGEN testing facility represents a wide-ranging transformation of the entire National Airspace System (NAS) of U.S., to meet the future demands of air travel and to avoid gridlock. It moves away from legacy ground based technologies to new and more dynamic satellite-based technology. The owner needed to transform DAB International Airport's existing arrivals and departures assembly space into Class A secured office and academic space.

Two types of lay-in ceilings were integrated into the lobby areas and corridors: USG perforated metal and USG fine line acoustic. Both ceilings were floated from their adjacencies to add volume to the spaces.

This project was completed on time and under budget with Graham Gilchrist acting as lead Project Manager/ Architect at HHO Architects.

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