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GMU Exploratory Hall

GAA worked in partnership with Perkins + Will and Integral on this project, which was awarded a LEED Silver rating. GAA’s scope of work was mainly focused on the renovation of the existing Science and Technology II Building (currently known as Exploratory Hall) where spaces were reconfigured to accommodate current needs and to comply with ADA accessibility requirements.

GAA Services:

  • Building Conditions Assessment
  • Building Code Review
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Structural Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Construction Administration

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GMU Exploratory Hall

Fairfax, VA

GAA worked in partnership with Perkins + Will and Integral (MEP). As the associate design team, GAA provided code review for the project during the early design phase. Our team prepared architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical construction documents for the renovation of the existing Science and Technology II building (currently known as Exploratory Hall) and performed construction administration for
the renovation.

The existing building was a steel framed structure with masonry exterior walls. As part of the renovation, we needed to assess the existing conditions of the building and identify areas that may need remediation due to mold and asbestos. The project involved programming and reconfiguring the building spaces to accommodate the facilities’ needs and meet ADA compliance. To enhance the exterior look of the building, we incorporated a glass curtain wall system at the entry way, metallic cladding along the bottom edge of the building and artistic metal panels adding dimension to the design.

The addition is a concrete structure that connects the existing S&T I and S&T II buildings. The cladding is masonry, metal panels, and curtain wall systems that represent the programmatic functions within: masonry at labs, metal panels at transitional spaces and curtain wall at entries. This project has been awarded a LEED Silver rating.

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