Wiley|Wilson provided full architectural and engineering design services for the US Navy’s Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research located on the campus of the Naval Research Laboratory. This facility is used to support information systems which enable real time awareness and battle space management capabilities. It also provides electronic R&D laboratory spaces; power and energy research laboratories; high bay test facilities; and fail-safe, redundant power management and mechanical systems.
Strategies employed to meet the sustainability goals include: stormwater management systems, energy efficiency complying with EPA Act 2005 requirements to achieve at least 30% energy savings over ASHRAE 90.1, low flow water fixtures, indoor air quality monitoring, automated lighting controls, and natural day-lighting.
Other features of the design include team-based meeting areas, atrium, and workstations; a balance of open and closed research space to foster team research; and laboratories with intensive electronic analysis and communications interconnectivity.
For information about the ribbon cutting ceremony including more building details and photographs, visit this link on the United States Naval Research Laboratory’s website.