Federal Office Building

GSA Federal Building 1
© David Lena Photography

2013 GSA Design Excellence Program Citation Interior Design
2013 BSA Design Excellence Honor Award

Andover, Massachusetts
Construction Dates
400,000 sf
Service center consisting of customer service team, conference rooms, cafeteria
Contractor and Engineers
Columbia Construction
SGH (Structural)
Cosentini (MEP)
Design Architect/Architect of Record
Jonathan Levi Architects
Associate Architect
Burt Hill
Project Team (as part of Burt Hill)
Koos Louw, Principal-in-Charge
Linda Smiley, Project Manager during Design
Ed Bourget, Project Manager during Construction
Diana Ostberg, Project Architect

Jonathan Levi Architects was asked by the GSA to upgrade an existing 400,000 square foot office bulding. The modern transformation took its cues from historic city planning through creation of interior neighborhoods. The building interior is organized into six neighborhoods comprised of clustered workstations and connected by a street-like grid. Users travel along diagonal boulevards to their desks, following lighting, soffits, and millwork that outline “urban” arteries and amenities.

The project also includes new glass entry pavilions and adjoining lobbies, four dining areas, and interior garden spaces. A new courtyard and parkscape serves as a landmark between neighborhoods.

The Burt Hill team was responsible for design integration, consultant coordination, detail development, and construction administration.

GSA Federal Building 2
© David Lena Photography