The GSA embarked on a two phase modernization of their office building and service center in Andover, MA, to support a highly technical and customer service oriented operation. The interior space was retrofitted to include a new work area layout with a series of conference rooms and training facilities located along the perimeter of the building. Several interior atriums were also constructed, including a winter garden, which brings the outdoors inside. A new kitchen and servery were constructed with a 6,900 sf cafeteria.
Totaling 380,000 sf, the project earned LEED Gold certification and was designed to create a sustainable and efficient workplace for IRS employees. Sustainability features consist of glass roof panels for natural light, solar panels, and interior and exterior courtyards, including a winter garden, which brings the outdoors inside. The project also included the installation of one of the largest geothermal systems in the northeast, a closed-loop system comprised of 385 wells for both heating and cooling. This system is used for both heating and cooling, with wells drilled to a depth equivalent to more than 36 miles.