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founded in 1981 with the idea that excellent design skills should

be complemented by equally strong technical execution and project delivery. Over thirty years later, MOA is synonymous with well-designed projects that are responsive to programs and sensitive to budget constraints. We have 30 employees – including 20 licensed architects and 20 LEED APs – between our offices in Denver, Colorado and Casper, Wyoming. MOA’s expertise includes planning and design for mission critical, education, mixed-use and retail, commercial office, healthcare, and industrial and warehouse projects. We’ve successfully completed more than 23 million cumulative square feet of facilities at a total construction cost of more than $1.5 billion.

VISA USA CAMPUS Highlands Ranch, Colorado


his winning design competition entry for a build-to-suit corporate campus was masterplanned in three phases. The campus consists of a 50,000 sf data processing center; a four-story, 140,000 sf corporate headquarters office building; and a twostory, 66,500 sf data center. The office building and the first data center are connected via a fully enclosed walkway. The data centers were designed for high security/ controlled access, and entail features such as “hardened� exterior walls, camera surveillance, and multi-redundancy mechanical and electrical systems. Additional site security measures include a perimeter landscape feature wall to repel unauthored vehicular entry, a guard station, and high-security vehicular barriers. A full-height aluminum panel was used to give identity to the campus, which is located in a suburban office environment. The angular wedge at each building entry gives subtle reference to VISA.

256,500 TOTAL SF



DT provides security technology to users throughout the USA, the UK, and Canada.

When the company chose to consolidate its offices into a central monitoring center, MOA prepared a fast-track renovation plan for the adaptive re-use of a 125,990 -square-foot, single-story building. The renovation included adding a new mezzanine with flexible training and meeting rooms. It also included a highsecurity call monitoring center - meeting UL security standards. The Colorado headquarters now houses more than 1,000 employees who monitor clientele security around the clock. The design addressed the issues of redundant 24-hour backup power, call center parking issues, T1 systems, and satellite tracking technology, while presenting a confident and attractive image to the public. To meet an aggressive schedule, the project was broken into five segments and took 5 1/2 months from start of design to occupancy.

125,990 TOTAL SF



his 78,000 square foot three story expansion of an existing building includes an 18,000 sf computer room on the lower floor, and the remainder of the building is for secured office space. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, California providing technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology.

77,898 TOTAL SF

SI INTERNATIONAL, INC. Colorado Springs, Colorado


I International, Inc. is a provider of information technology and network systems (IT) primarily to the Federal government. SI’s Colorado Springs operations were consolidated into a new three building campus in the Newport Tech Center in Colorado Springs. The 92,400 sf three-story office building contains office, classified operations areas and conference space. A 30,800 sf one-story special services building contains office, integration and training space. The final building is a 62,270 sf two story office and administration facility. All three buildings are of tilt-up concrete construction.

185,470 TOTAL SF



OA designed a storage facility for National Archives & Records Administration in order to house government documents, art, and media. Tilt-up concrete panel construction with steel roof and structure. Special user needs include increased fire protection and mechanical requirements of archives as well as public research areas in a high-security-access facility. This facility was designed to meet NARA 1571 and CFR 1228 standards, as well as a secure perimeter and access controls. Building provided: 145,000 sf archival storage, 12,000 sf storage support and records processing areas, and 18,000 sf office support, training, conference, and public research rooms.

185,000 TOTAL SF

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