Intelligence Community Campus — Bethesda (ICC-B)

2017 | Rehab / Renovation / Restoration | National Award of Merit

Design-Build Team Summary

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

While a primary goal for two-phase design-build procurements is to save time and money, USACE chose design-build as the delivery method that best facilitates flexibility, teamwork and innovation under a fast-track timeline. This allowed multiple stakeholders to work together nimbly, under uncertain conditions and an incremental funding structure to transform a set of obsolete buildings into an iconic, collaborative, highly secure intelligence headquarters.


Since 9/11, the U.S. Government has moved toward the concept of “intelligence integration” — centralizing and improving knowledge-sharing in the fight against terrorism. ODNI’s 750,000-square-foot Intelligence Community Campus — Bethesda (ICC-B) offers a secure environment designed to promote collaboration among the Intelligence Community. Completed by design-build team Whiting-Turner, AECOM, EwingCole, Leo A Daly and DBI, ICC-B re-imagines and re-positions a set of imposing and outmoded governmental buildings into a secure, sustainable, state-of-the-art intelligence headquarters.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) / Owner: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Design-Builder: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Architects: AECOM (formerly URS), EwingCole
Engineers: AECOM (formerly URS), EwingCole
Specialty Contractors: TSI Exterior Wall Systems, Inc (Curtainwall & Exterior Metal Panel sub), Shapiro & Duncan (Mechanical / Plumbing sub)
Specialty Consultant: Leo A Daly (Executive / Design Architect), DBI Architects (Interiors Architect)
Other Team Members: Markon Solutions, Hinman Consulting, Stone Security Engineering, Oehme van Sweden, Hopkins Foodservice, Miller Beam & Paganelli, Christopher Consultants, S2B Structural, Electrico, Miller & Long, Centerline Construction, American Stone, Berg Demolition, Aegis, Capitol Commissioning, Foundation Test Group
Duration of Construction: 50 months