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Pentagon Library and Conference Center

Pentagon Library

Kimley-Horn provided leadership in energy and environmental design, site civil engineering, stormwater, landscape architecture, and irrigation services for phase II of the design-build of the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLC2).

The PLC2 project was built in the existing 58-year-old Pentagon Officer’s Athletic Club under the parade ground, off the east end of the River Terrace entrance. The space houses the Pentagon Library, a new conference center, and office space for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

The goal of the Pentagon Renovation and Construction Program was to upgrade the Pentagon into a modern, flexible, and safe Department of Defense headquarters that will obtain a silver LEED rating or better. It met current health, fire, and life-safety codes, provided reliable mechanical and electrical services, and was constructed in an environmentally responsive manner. Since its establishment in 1945, the existing POAC facility has never undergone a major renovation. Renovation of the Pentagon involved the coordinated implementation of a number of related actions that collectively addressed the building’s condition. The renovation provided a modern, flexible, efficient operating environment for the next 50 years.

The project was awarded a LEED Silver rating.