William McDonough + Partners, AECOM, and Swinerton Builders use Autodesk software to help develop NASA Ames Research Center’s new Sustainability Base, one of the federal system’s greenest facilities. Autodesk story on BIM collaboration at NASA Sustainability Base
project summary: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, conducts critical research and development for the space agency, with a primary focus on supercomputing, networking, and intelligent systems. Recently, NASA Ames initiated work on the Sustainability Base, a $20.6-million facility designed to surpass standards for LEED Platinum™ sustainable design certification and approach net-zero energy consumption. When complete, it will be one of the federal system’s greenest buildings and the first new NASA Ames facility in 20 years. NASA Ames selected William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) as design architect and AECOM as architect of record for the project. The WM+P and AECOM team provided a robust combination of programming, architecture, interior and landscape design, and LEED® consulting as well as structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. Swinerton Builders served as general contractor.