U.S. Treasury, Birmingham
U.S. General Services Administration
86,000 sq ft
Pursuing Energy Star Certification
This three-story, Class A office building was designed to incorporate special physical and electronic security measures. The facility includes the latest in state-of-the-art technology and is supported by low-profile raised flooring infrastructure. Key architectural features include large monolithic exterior elements complemented by a unitized curtain wall system that also serves as part of the facility’s force protection system. The project design was developed under GSA’s Design Excellence Program, which gathers national design peers (distinguished private-sector design professionals appointed by the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service) during the concept design phase to advise and to critique developing design elements.
With a focus on sustainability, the building is designed to use less energy, minimize operating costs, and reduce greenhouse emissions. The building will meet strict energy performance standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. The project is a brownfield project and is part of the creation of a federal campus near the adjacent Social Security Administration building.