Client: VolkswagenArchitect: VOA Associates

Herndon, VA | LEED SILVER | 185,000 sf

The highlight of the 185,000 sf Volkswagen Headquarters project was the construction of the monumental stair, which required saw cutting post-tension slabs, installing structural steel, and erecting a full steel and glass stairwell.  The four angled, single story stair structures of the design were also the most challenging aspect of the project; the construction was a complex and intricate process requiring multiple trades, phased scheduling, and careful coordination.

Each floor houses six conference rooms with high-end AV systems and two pantries with high gloss, color-core laminate, zodiac countertops, 3-Form floating bar tops and surrounds, raised flooring, and a slanted glass wall. The first floor hosts a lobby, a service corridor with a mail room, IT storage and a film studio as well as a cafeteria, fitness center, locker rooms, two car showrooms and a conference center with a skyfold partition.

The car showrooms boast terrazzo tile, stretched fabric ceilings, wood flooring, automotive paint, LED and track lighting,  a 20-foot projection screen, wall murals, fabric wrapped panels, ACT ceiling systems and electric glass sliding doors.  The Headquarters also hosts a new glass front vestibule, a 40-foot exterior aluminum, LED backlit sign structure, roll down fire shutters and an extremely elaborate smoke exhaust system for the new atrium stair.

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