Breaking Ground At New IDA Headquarters

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Breaking Ground At New IDA Headquarters

Aug 20, 2019

After years of careful planning and preparation, we’ve broken ground at the site of the new 411,000 SF Institute for Defense Analyses(IDA) headquarters in the Potomac Yard neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia!

President + CEO Jim Davis, Principal Bill Moyer, and Vice President Pranav Pandya represented DAVIS at the groundbreaking event on August 13, helping to usher in the commencement of work on the 730 East Glebe Road location after over ten years of planning for IDA’s new center of operations, during which we were an active partner.

It’s great to see all of the preparation for this project begin to come to fruition. We’re excited to be a part of creating a new home for IDA, and we’re thankful to continue to work in the city of Alexandria where there is so much opportunity for growth.

Dominic Argentieri, Executive Vice President

With this project, we’re adding to our footprint in the Potomac Yard neighborhood, along with the recently completed National Industries of the Blind headquarters and the currently underway American Physical Therapy Association headquarters project.

The build-to-suit office building project will consist of two eight-story towers, as well as landscaped courtyards, a five-level parking garage and enclosed pedestrian bridges connecting the towers. Additionally, the interior will include a 400-person auditorium and conference center.

Manoj Dalaya, a principal architect for KGD Architecture, said it was a challenge finding creative solutions to meet IDA’s specifications while blending in with surrounding architecture. “We were trying to figure out how to build a high-security facility without it looking like that,” Dalaya said.