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VA3 Data Center, NTT
Ashburn, VA
VA3, NTT
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 NTT's (formally RagingWire) Ashburn campus. It marks the first phase of a seven building development on the 78-acre campus.

NTT 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 248,000 gross 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 NTT 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 NTT’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
NTT
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering
RSF/GSF
248,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Chad Fowler
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Managing Principal
  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture Leader
  • Annie Kemp
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Kevin Chen
    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
  • Maxine Shishmanian
    EIT
    Mechanical Design
  • Eric Speenburgh
    PE
    Associate Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader
  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Design
  • Robert Buchetto
    Assoc. AIA
    Associate
    Design
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Bold design distinguishes a flagship data center.
VA3 Data Center, NTT
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
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99.999% uptime.