Oklahoma Federal Building Campus - General Services Administration
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
To permanently replace some of the federal office space lost in the terrorist destruction of the A.P. Murrah Federal Building, GSA developed a building campus on two city blocks of downtown Oklahoma City. Through its long association with GSA, Heery has extensive technical expertise and knowledge of the special requirements of federal buildings. In Oklahoma City, Heery successfully managed the design and construction of the Federal Building, helping to achieve an efficient and coordinated building design that met GSAs standard of quality and was constructed within the government’s established timetable and cost.
The four-story building has three and 1/2 stories above grade and one-half story below grade. The new facilities house 11 federal agencies, both Department of Defense and non-military agencies. The user groups include the Indian Health Service, Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Headquarters, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Department of Human Affairs, U.S. Employees Oklahoma City Federal Credit Union and the Office of the Inspector General.
With the nations desire for more secure structures following the events of 9/11, security was a major issue in the conceptual planning and design process, balanced appropriately with the need to provide adequate access. The Oklahoma City Federal Building received the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 2006 Design Award for its skillful and innovative use of cast-in-place concrete in creating a structure designed for high security that also meets the demands of economy, constructability, ductility, force protection and sustainability requirements.