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National Intrepid Center of Excellence

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence is a research, diagnosis and treatment center for service members with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Smith Group JJR
Owner
U.S. Department of Defense & U.S. Army
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Completion Date
Area
72,000 ft²
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. Maxwell MacKenzie Photography

Overview

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), located on the Walter Reed Medical Center campus, is a research, diagnosis and treatment center for service members with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The NICoE was funded by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and turned over to the Department of Defense (DoD) upon completion.

We provided protective design services to Smith Group JJR for the campus, which opened in 2010.

Highlights

  • The 72,000-square-foot, two-story facility consists of a reinforced concrete frame and a curved curtain wall façade spanning the height of the building entrance.
  • The building was designed to meet the DoD's minimum antiterrorism standards for buildings and progressive-collapse standards. Accordingly, it achieves the necessary standoffs to surrounding roadways and incorporates a blast-resistant façade and a redundant structure.

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