Spotlight: Advanced Technology Research Facility

ATRF Interior Construction Has Begun

Construction of the interior space of the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) has begun.
by Hoyt Matthai


In December 2010, SAIC-Frederick awarded the general contract for the “fit-out” of the laboratory wings to Whiting-Turner, a Maryland company headquartered in Baltimore, with offices in Frederick. Fit-out includes all interior construction of such major components as wiring, plumbing, interior walls and doors, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and casework.

The shell for the administration wing (the glassed-in section at the front of the facility) was turned over to SAIC-Frederick in January, and the project team has been working with an architect and engineering firm on the final design of this wing and its three-story atrium. The team recently completed a preliminary plan that validates that space is available and indicates placement for everything and everyone moving to this wing.

A more detailed design is under way for specific spaces such as offices, halls, an auditorium, and conference rooms. The design is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, and interior construction to begin in the fall.

Occupancy of both the laboratory and administration wings is anticipated for the summer of 2012.

View the time‐lapse construction video of the facility through December 22, 2010.