NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters
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.