Benjamin P. Grogan & Jerry L. Dove Federal Building

The Benjamin P. Grogan & Jerry L. Dove Federal Building is home to the new FBI Field Office in South Florida. The $194M, 383,000 sf. federal building includes 535 space parking garage and 500 surface parking spaces, all to be available for use by the agency for personnel, furnishings and equipment. Unique requirements include a property line setback, anti ram barrier systems, enhanced security specifications, and special purpose space.

The design team delivered a Final Concept Design, including a BIM model and engineering analysis, in just over 17 weeks.

The design team delivered a Final Concept Design, including a BIM model and engineering analysis, in just over 17 weeks. The complex connects to the South Florida community by embracing and restoring the native Everglade landscape throughout the site. The building design is envisioned as a dynamic folded skin whose geometry is shaped by the path of the sun, micro-climate conditions, and security concerns. The building envelope is a finely tuned combination of high-performance glass and perforated metal sunscreens that simultaneously maximizes daylight and minimizes solar heat gain, while providing a ductile web, intended to absorb blast waves, in the event of a nearby explosion.

Hinman provided protective design consulting in the development of conceptual bridging documents for this new office complex. A multi-story building with two towers and link structure and a one-story annex structure are required to meet project specific security requirements and The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design Criteria standards for New Federal Office Buildings and Major Modernization Projects. Blast issues addressed included perimeter protection with consulting in the use of anti ram barrier systems and blast design of building shell and window systems with an integrated approach for design optimization for architectural, thermal and wind requirements while endeavoring to maintain cost efficiencies on the project.