U.S. Health and Human Services (Parklawn Office)

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This LEED-registered (Core and Shell) office building houses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At 18 stories, it is the tallest building in Twinbrook. Built in the late 1960’s, this building that was once home to the Food and Drug Administration will undergo renovations with the goal of LEED Platinum designation.

$270 Million Renovation- 18-story, 932,000 sf office building

Owner: JBG Companies
Architect: Gensler
MEP Engineer: META Engineering
Construction Manager: James G. Davis Construction
General Contractor: Tishman Construction Corp.

Address: 5600 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD 20852
Completion Date: Projected 2014

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Located half of a mile from the Twinbrook Metro station, 5600 Fishers Lane will undergo a three-phase renovation. Four brand new cores will be added along with a new glass curtain wall, a new main lobby and a 14-story atrium. Prominent sustainable features will include an energy efficient DOAS HVAC system, proximity to mass transit and the re-use of an existing building.

The renovation of Parklawn will help to revitalize the surrounding mixed-use neighborhood. Due to the consolidation of four HHS locations into the Parklawn building, four thousand employees are expected to fill the office building. The location helps to make the area more pedestrian-friendly with walking trails to Metro, urban parks and other high-quality public spaces.


Sustainability Features:

  • Transit-oriented
  • Energy efficient DOAS HVAC system
  • Re-use of existing office building
  • Occupancy sensors

Awards and Accolades:

  • 2012 Best Tenant Lease, NAIOP Maryland/DC Awards of Excellence
  • 2012 Best Real Estate Deals, Best Lease Renewal, Washington Business Journal
  • 2012 Leasing Transaction of the Year – Maryland, GWCAR Awards


Date posted: April 10, 2012

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