Hensel Phelps Awarded New NASA Headquarters Building

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Hense Phelps has been awarded a $64.8 million contract for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Central Campus Replacement Headquarters Building.

The new building will be the centerpiece of Kennedy Space Center’s Central Campus. The initiative is to replace the aging industrial area facilities with more energy-efficient structures occupying a smaller footprint. The new building will replace the center’s existing headquarters, which is a nearly 50-year-old building that will eventually be razed.

The scope of work for this contract includes the construction of an eight-story, 200,000 SF building with the first floor housing a cafeteria with an indoor/outdoor seating area, a credit union, barber shop, post office, large lobby with displays, gift shop, library and other services. Floors two through seven will include offices, conference rooms and break areas, topped off by an eighth floor housing mechanical support systems.

NASA is committed to sustainable design practices and lessening their operational footprint, therefore will strive to have the new headquarters building achieve LEED Platinum certification under USGBC standards.