National Defense University

This facility was constructed as an addition to Marshall Hall, which is located within the limits of Fort McNair, Washington DC. The three-story academic and conference center building is an integral part of the National Defense University. Approximately 80,500 square foot building is used as a conference center, including a 6,800 square foot auditorium. The academic area is the home for 10 educational centers that function through the National Defense University. The architecture of the building maintained the design established in the Fort McNair Master Plan. The new building incorporate both progressive collapse and blast mitigation designs and be constructed to achieve the Bronze Rating for the Army’s SPIRIT program. In addition to the 6,800 square foot auditorium, the conference center contains over 95 meeting rooms ranging in size from 300 square feet to 2,000