The FBI is relocating these operations--which need generaloffice space, training rooms, an auditorium, underground parkingand auxiliary services--from its current location in Tysons Corner.The set-back requirements, put into effect after the Sept. 11thterrorist attacks, were an issue; also the agency was seeking asustainable building.

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Peterson Cos. has a LEED-Gold rating for the office building andexpects LEED-Gold for the Visitor Control Center. It recycledconstruction waste, used low emitting adhesives and sealants,certified wood and regional materials and achieved a 40% reductionin projected water use. The facility consists of two rectangularfive story wings made with pre-cast concrete panels, with aluminumwindows and cultured stone screen walls and wing walls. Each winghas large, open work areas that allows the FBI to reconfigure itspersonnel as necessary.

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There is a five-story high atrium and a fifth floor lobby thatfeatures a Wall of Heroes with the names of the 34 FBI agentskilled in the line of duty during the bureau's history. WisnewskiBlair & Assoc. is the architect. Hitt Contracting is thegeneral contractor.

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The building is the latest addition to Innovation@Prince William, a 1,500-acre park that is steadily adding tenants. Anchored byGeorge Mason University's life science campus, the park countsAmerican Type Culture Collection, Mediatech, Micron, the VirginiaDepartment of Forensic Science, Covance, Assett Management, BakerEngineering, Christopher Consulting, Comcast, EnviroSolutions,Logis-Tech, NCS Technologies, Progeny Systems, ProLogic, and SAICamong its occupants.

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