By Tim Duffy • Photography courtesy of LEO A DALY
Intelligence Integration Designing the new era of counterterrorism
fter the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government realized a need for better information-sharing among the 17 intelligence agencies spread throughout the executive branch. Following the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was created to facilitate a strategy of “intelligence integration.” To support this strategy, ODNI needed a home—a consolidated, secure campus where intelligence officers from across the government could collaborate, educate and train. Intelligence Community Campus – Bethesda (ICC-B) is that home. The facility was designed by LEO A DALY with support by AECOM and DBI, and built by Whiting-Turner. The project, which includes more than 750,000 square feet of new construction and renovation, reimagines and repositions an obsolete government campus, transforming a set of imposing, disconnected and outmoded governmental buildings into a secure, sustainable, state-of-the-art intelligence headquarters. In the process, it reinvents the architecture of government intelligence.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — NOVEMBER : DECEMBER 2018