Alabama FBI Innovation Center breaks ground

July 5, 2021

Ground has broken on the FBI Innovation Center in Huntsville, Alabama. HKS-Clark is serving as the design-build team on the project. Image © HKS[1]
Ground has broken on the FBI Innovation Center in Huntsville, Alabama. HKS-Clark is serving as the design-build team on the project.
Image © HKS

Architecture firm HKS[2] and Clark Construction Group[3] has broken ground on the FBI Innovation Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Innovation Center is located at Redstone Arsenal where the FBI is building a 98-ha (243-acre) campus to realign the bureau, build its capabilities, enhance training programs, and tap into talent in the region, HKS said in a press release.

As the flagship building of FBI’s new Science and Technology District at Redstone Arsenal, the 23,226-m2 (250,000-sf) Innovation Center will be a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to cyber threat intelligence, data analytics, and training to combat emerging threats.

The three-story building will include collaborative office space, formal and informal auditoriums, ‘collision spaces’ for impromptu learning encounters, and specialized training spaces including a kinetic cyber range and a virtual reality (VR) classroom for agents to test and apply their skills and tools in real-world settings.

“Just eight months after commencing design, we are excited to see this project break ground,” said Jim Whitaker, principal-in-charge leading the design team. “I am proud of the immense collaboration of Clark, the FBI, and our design team to quickly and safely advance the design of this state-of-the-art facility in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The HKS-Clark team’s scope of work also includes a central utility plant, dining facilities, and an outdoor quad on the new Science and Technology District.

The project is slated for completion in 2023.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Opener-1.jpg
  2. HKS: https://www.hksinc.com/
  3. Clark Construction Group: https://www.clarkconstruction.com/

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