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Digital Realty, Digital Loudoun Plaza (Building G)
Ashburn, VA
Speed to market.
An HED master plan goes forward with the first of four buildings for a data center and colocation company.
Quick. Consistent. Reliable.
At 415,000 SF, Building G is the first of four buildings and one of the largest on the campus HED master planned for Digital Realty. To deliver quicker and for less cost, HED developed a repeatable data center module that could be used throughout the campus.

The module had to be flexible and use standard mechanical and electrical system components so they could be purchased and delivered to the site quickly. Each module consists of a 10,000 SF data hall with associated power and cooling to support 1,200kW of IT capacity. The modules can link and stack to generate large, flexible, consistent data center buildings. Three different cooling technologies were tested with no dimensional change to the module.

The economy of design was taken to the exterior as well. Tilt-wall construction surrounds 22 data centers. A steel frame structure clad with a glass curtain wall and metal panels connote the lobby, offices and customer amenities at the perimeter.
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Results
The flagship building on a new data center campus measures 415,000 SF and has an IT capacity of 26.4MW.
Using a repeatable design enables construction of the building shell and the fit-out of three data centers in under ten months.
22 Tier III Turn-key Flex Data Centers™, each having 10,000 SF of raised floor and 1,200kW of IT capacity, were built-out.
The building was awarded LEED Silver Certification.
Project Data
Building G IDG-DC-10
Digital Realty
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction, Study, Fit-Out
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
414,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$0.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Silver
YEAR COMPLETED
2018
Project Team
  • Stephen McNeice
    PE
    Principal
    Project Management Leader
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • 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

  • Kevin Chen
    Architecture + Design

  • Dan Cotter
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Wayne Drooks
    PE
    Senior Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Ishtiaq Haque
    EIT
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

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

  • Maxine Shishmanian
    EIT
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Richard Kaiser
    PE
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

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

  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Engineering

  • Dan Cleary
    Electrical Engineering

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

An HED master plan goes forward with the first of four buildings for a data center and colocation company.
Digital Realty, Digital Loudoun Plaza (Building G)
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Speed to market.
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