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RagingWire, VA3 Data Center
Ashburn, VA
VA3 RagingWire
99.999% uptime.
Bold design distinguishes a flagship data center.
Cutting-edge infrastructure with a strong brand presence.
Located in the heart of Data Center Alley, VA3 is an award-winning flagship building that anchors RagingWire's Ashburn campus. It marks the first phase of a seven building development on the 78-acre campus.

RagingWire engaged HED to provide full service architecture and MEP services to design a bold yet competitive facility for their retail and wholesale customers. The new building measures 245,000 square feet, including 112,000 square feet of raised floor divided into six data halls.

Designed for 99.999% uptime, the data center features 33MW of backup generator power, waterless cooling using pumped refrigerant economizers and condensers and 16MW of critical IT load.

The front of the two-story structure houses 52,000 square feet of support and amenity spaces including customer lounges, meeting rooms, employee and customer kitchens, customer and RagingWire corporate offices, workout facilities, dedicated parking and a shipping and receiving dock with long-term storage options.
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The new data center measures 245,000 SF, including 112,000 SF of raised floor.
Constructed on a greenfield site, the structure also includes 52,000 SF of office and support functions.
VA3 is the first phase of RagingWire’s Ashburn Data Center Campus development, which will ultimately accommodate seven buildings on a 78-acre campus.
Six data halls provide 16MW of IT power.
Project Data
VA3 IDG-DC-25
RagingWire
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
248,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified
YEAR COMPLETED
2018
Project Team
  • Michael Harkins
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Project Management
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Chad Fowler
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Robert Stein
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design

  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Annie Kemp
    LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Martin Herbert
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Mechanical Engineering Leader

  • Jamie Nickerson
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Richard Kaiser
    PE
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Eric Speenburgh
    PE
    Associate Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader

  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Engineering

  • Robert Buchetto
    Associate AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Dennis Julian
    PE, ATD, DCEP
    Associate Principal
    Mission Critical Leader

Bold design distinguishes a flagship data center.
RagingWire, VA3 Data Center
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
99.999% uptime.