GSA/FDA to Dedicate Central Shared Use Building at Federal Research Center in White Oak, Maryland

New Building is Central Hub of Overall Campus



Oct 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Services
 Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human
 Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will dedicate the Central
 Shared Use Building at FDA's new facility in White Oak, Maryland on October
 12, 2006.
     The new building will serve as the central "hub" of the overall campus,
 connecting the main entry in the historic Building One to the campus
 commons through a central atrium, and provide shared facilities for the
 entire campus. Historic Building One housed the Naval Surface Warfare
 Center 1940-1997. The multi-functional building features several
 environmental sensitivities such as a "green roof" over 50% of the roof,
 natural ventilation, solar shading devices, and the use of recycled content
 in many specified products. It will provide conference and training
 facilities, a fitness center, a cafeteria, and a biosciences library for
 the growing FDA population.
     Kling/RTKL Partnership, Washington, D.C., are the design architects and
 engineers for the entire project. Centex Construction Company, Fairfax,
 Virginia is the builder; and Heery/Tishman, Landover, Maryland is the
 Construction Manager.
     Who (Confirmed Speakers):
     David L. Bibb, Deputy Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration
     Ann W. Everett, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services
      Administration, National Capital Region
     Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs,
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
     U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (Maryland)
     U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, 5th District, Maryland
     U.S. Congressman Albert R. Wynn, 4th District, Maryland
     Ida G. Ruben, Maryland State Senator (District 20); Senate President Pro
      Tem, State of Maryland
     Benjamin H. Wu, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and
      Economic Development-Capital Region
 
     When:  Thursday, October 12, 2006; 10 a.m.
 
     Where:  Central Shared Use Building; Federal Research Center; 10903 New
             Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
     Directions: From the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495): Take Route 650
 north (New Hampshire Avenue) past the firehouse. Make a right onto the golf
 course; follow signs to the event.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Services
 Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human
 Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will dedicate the Central
 Shared Use Building at FDA's new facility in White Oak, Maryland on October
 12, 2006.
     The new building will serve as the central "hub" of the overall campus,
 connecting the main entry in the historic Building One to the campus
 commons through a central atrium, and provide shared facilities for the
 entire campus. Historic Building One housed the Naval Surface Warfare
 Center 1940-1997. The multi-functional building features several
 environmental sensitivities such as a "green roof" over 50% of the roof,
 natural ventilation, solar shading devices, and the use of recycled content
 in many specified products. It will provide conference and training
 facilities, a fitness center, a cafeteria, and a biosciences library for
 the growing FDA population.
     Kling/RTKL Partnership, Washington, D.C., are the design architects and
 engineers for the entire project. Centex Construction Company, Fairfax,
 Virginia is the builder; and Heery/Tishman, Landover, Maryland is the
 Construction Manager.
     Who (Confirmed Speakers):
     David L. Bibb, Deputy Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration
     Ann W. Everett, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services
      Administration, National Capital Region
     Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs,
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
     U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (Maryland)
     U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, 5th District, Maryland
     U.S. Congressman Albert R. Wynn, 4th District, Maryland
     Ida G. Ruben, Maryland State Senator (District 20); Senate President Pro
      Tem, State of Maryland
     Benjamin H. Wu, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and
      Economic Development-Capital Region
 
     When:  Thursday, October 12, 2006; 10 a.m.
 
     Where:  Central Shared Use Building; Federal Research Center; 10903 New
             Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
     Directions: From the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495): Take Route 650
 north (New Hampshire Avenue) past the firehouse. Make a right onto the golf
 course; follow signs to the event.
 
 SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region