RRMM Architects RRMM Architects
  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

1st Naval Construction Division Headquarters

Location: JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Norfolk, VA

This Design-Build project with Noah Enterprises and MEB Construction provided a headquarters facility for the First Naval Construction Division—the Seabees. The two-story facility provides an efficiently configured command headquarters, administrative areas, a Sensitive Compartmented Intelligence Facility (SCIF), data processing  areas, administrative storage space, support facilities, open work areas, and mechanical, electrical, and communications spaces. The building is designed with high-end finishes—including terrazzo, porcelain tile, and plush carpeting. The Seabee monument was refurbished and relocated from the previous building to the new site.

A variety of sustainable design features ensured the Seabees new home attained LEED Platinum certification. Significant features include a rain harvesting system used for toilet/urinal flushing as well as irrigation, permeable pavers in the parking lot to reduce run-off and pollution and bio retention swales to comply with the Navy’s LID (low-impact development) mandates. Also included is a roof with a high solar reflectance to reduce the heat island effect and an efficiency reverse cycle geothermal chiller (heat pump) coupled to a closed geothermal well field located under the parking lot. This building is the first LEED Platinum certified building for the Navy on the East Coast.