GHT provided MEP design services for Bell Helicopter’s Advanced Vertical Lift Center in Arlington, VA. Services included designing and installing 24/7 supplemental HVAC systems for various spaces in this project. Bell had two offices built simultaneously in two separate locations, both following an aggressive schedule. Total project timeline from the initial survey of the shell spaces through design, permit, construction and occupancy was less than 6 months.
The exhibition center in this DC Metro Area office features a 25’ video wall, an immersive demonstration area with a 16 SF interactive touchscreen table and projection screens, a virtual reality experience area, and a cockpit simulator. The reception area features a “star field” ceiling with about 900 fiber optic strands, each individually installed in a pre-determined pattern to create a starry night sky appearance. The project also included conference spaces, coffee bar, pantry areas, and private offices.