Photo by David Lena


Federal Office Building

Andover, MA

Market: Government


U.S. General Services Administration




2013 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Citation, Boston Society of Architects (BSA)

Photo by David Lena

Photo by David Lena

Prompted by increased electronic record keeping, the Andover-based building was selected for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program, which called for a model workplace. For this project, the GSA sought to modernize their existing 400,000 sq ft facility with accommodations for new technology, green building features, seismic upgrades, and overall improvements to the workspace. SGH investigated the existing structure, designed a seismic retrofit for the building, and designed structural modifications for numerous architectural interventions to bring more light into the space.