Charleston Regional Center Building F

, US Department of State

North Charleston, SC

Entrance
Kitchen
Dining
Cafeteria
Outdoor seating
Exterior
Green Roof

Building F is part of a federal complex of US government facilities at DOS’ Charleston Regional Center, located on a former US Naval Base in North Charleston, South Carolina. The four-story building is designed to provide a modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for all Charleston Regional Center employees and visitors.

EYP’s design met all Department of State standards for security and life safety and provides a functional workplace for all tenant staff, maximizing general flexible workspaces within a lean footprint. The program includes a cafeteria, kitchen, fitness center, auditorium, full-service Federal Credit Union, medical support, and administrative spaces.

The building’s scale, massing, and materials anchor the new facility within the prominent government compound, fostering a sense of community and place with adjacent DOS facilities. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the high-performance design uses energy-efficient lighting, automated building controls, renewable energy systems, and efficient HVAC systems projected to decrease energy use by 37% and annual CO2 emissions by 487 tons. Rooftop photovoltaic solar power arrays and solar heating water systems are designed to reduce the energy costs by 5%, and extensive lifecycle cost analysis of mechanical system options resulted in the elimination of water-cooled options to significantly reduce annual water use.

Building Facts

  • 125,000 GSF New Construction
  • Master Planning, Architecture, LEED Gold Coordination, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering
  • Medical, Federal Credit Union, Dining, Fitness Center, Auditorium
  • LEED Gold Design

The idea was that Building F would become the central hub for the entire campus, with its amenities, spacious open lobby, and welcoming orientation to the entire campus.

Linda Rodts
Linda Rodts Lead Interior Designer