Environmental Security Computing Center

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration | Fairmont, WV

As Prime Architects and Architect-of-Record, KPN Architects’ Design Team spearheaded the space planning, design and construction administration of this prototype Research, and Training Facility located within the Institute for Scientific Research complex in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Encompassing over 50,000 sf. of high-security research space, this super-computer facility includes a Tracking Center, Executive and Administrative Office Suites, secure and non-secure Common Areas, a Conference Center, a high-density Data Center and high-security Computer Laboratories. Completed in 2011, this $30M project established the standards for the functional space planning and interior architecture for all future NOAA super-computer research and training facilities in the country.