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Building M1, Digital Realty Trust
Ashburn, VA
DLR Building M
High-class & hyper-scale.
36MW data center joins colocation campus.
Second is the best.
In an ongoing partnership with Digital Realty, HED’s master plan for their Loudoun III campus’ Building M1 packs a huge punch. M1 is the second building located on the campus in Ashburn, VA and will support a data center with a combined gross square footage of about 224,000. The building is designed to accommodate six hyperscale suites with the massive IT power totaling 36 MW.

The first phase of the build includes the full shell, powered base building spaces, and Suite M100. M100 consists of customer-facing spaces, two CRAC galleries, four UPS rooms with raised floor, an MCS room, and a pre-action closet. All spaces are served from four capacity blocks in a distributed redundant design.

The first floor is home to dedicated tenant storage space, offices, and customer amenities. In every outward facing aspect of the design, the client’s branding standards are prevalent and consistent.
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The master plan for one building on the client's campus is designed to accommodate a total IT power of 36MW.
The M100 IT design load is based on a DR6300 distribution, which consists of four capacity block UPS load groups of 2100kW.
4,700 SF of the space is dedicated to a private office suite on the second floor, and about 3,000 SF of tenant storage space on the first floor.
Project Data
Building M1 IDG-DC-13
Digital Realty
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT SCOPE
Study, New Construction, Fit-Out
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
223,550
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
Project Team
  • Chad Fowler
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture Leader
  • Sara Martin
    Senior Associate
    Sector Leadership
  • Dennis Julian
    PE, ATD, DCEP
    Principal
    Mission Critical Expert, Systems Engineering
  • Robert Buchetto
    Assoc. AIA
    Associate
    Design
  • Annie Kemp
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Design
36MW data center joins colocation campus.
Building M1, Digital Realty Trust
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
High-class & hyper-scale.