NASA Langley HQ

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NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters

Location Hampton, Virginia
Project Scope
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

New Town is the densification of NASA’s oldest research center in Hampton, Virginia. NASA looked to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Region 3 to help them plan for six buildings, through GSA’s Design Excellence Program, so they could consolidate inward from buildings that are well over 50 years old.

Cooper Carry was selected as the Architect of Record as part of the GSA’s Design-Excellence Design-Build program. This 75,000 gross square foot, three story, all glass and metal panel building is the new home for the Center’s Director, her team, and five other departments. In adhering to NASA’s directive to be sustainable along with a required service life of 40 years, our team proposed a better than LEED Gold rating, ultimately achieving Platinum, through innovative solutions.

Cooper Carry’s Environmental Graphics team developed an interior and exterior sign system to be used over the entire New Town. Using materials found throughout the building, the design reflects the mission of the Langley Research Center of exploring earth, atmosphere and space.


“Thank you for a project expertly designed and completed, and we consider Cooper Carry as the partner that GSA seeks for its projects.” 
– Anthony R. Dell’Arciprete, PE, GSA Program Manager
– Thomas J. Quenville, NASA Langley Program Manager

“The working relationship between Cooper Carry, the customer (NASA), the GC, and GSA has been excellent. Even though there have been several customer changes, we have been able to maintain the contract completion date.”
– Anthony Teti, Contract Officer, GSA, Region 3

“The Contractor was very customer focused. They expertly managed changing government requirements without impacting schedule or quality. They also expertly managed subcontractors and suppliers.”
– Anthony Dell’Arciprete, GSA, Project Manager


  • Best Green Building, Engineering News-Record Southeast, 2011 Best Projects - NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters, Hampton, VA
  • Innovation Award, Sustainability Category, GSA Real Property - NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters, Hampton, VA
  • NASA 2011 Blue Marble Award for Excellence in Energy and Water Management - NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters, Hampton, VA
  • U.S. Department of Energy, 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award - NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters, Hampton, VA
  • Featured in B&C Southeast and Northeast Magazines due to its high performance initiatives