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High-Tech Tub

Developers challenged architect Mark McInturff to transform three neighboring 1960s-era Rockville warehouses into a sustainably designed, state-of-the-art office building that will serve as a technology hub. McInturff and his team connected the stripped-down structures via a sleek, glass-enclosed atrium and green space (above) while embracing the edginess of their original materials. “We did what a lot of office buildings don’t,” the architect says. “We didn’t cover up the exposed concrete and steel, and we used a lot of glass and as little drywall as we could.” Now complete, the 103,482-square-foot Greencourt Innovation Center boasts offices and conference rooms, wifi-enabled courtyards, a green roof and optimized energy systems; LEED-Silver certification is pending.

Architecture: Mark McInturff, FAIA; Peter Noonan, AIA, LEED BD+C; David Mogensen, AIA, LEED AP, McInturff Architects, Bethesda, Maryland. Builder: Meridian Construction Corporation, Inc., Rockville, Maryland.

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