Charleston Regional Center Building F

, US Department of State

North Charleston, SC

Entrance
Kitchen
Dining
Cafeteria
Outdoor seating
Exterior
Green Roof

With views of the Cooper River and Charleston's port in the distance sits a prominent government compound that was once a bustle of military and civilian activity during World War II. Today, it is home to a secure multi-use Federal complex, the Charleston Regional Center.

The complex's newest building fosters a sense of community and place alongside other Department of State facilities on the former U.S. Naval base.

Building F is as much a community center for the campus as it is a high-performance workplace. An auditorium, fitness center, dining hall, among other spaces, are accessible to the complex's government employees.

With those busy employees in mind, EYP designed flexible, efficient workspaces. Every floor features a breakroom for additional seating options and a chance for staff to step away from their desks. And designed to LEED Gold, Building F features energy-efficient lighting, automated building controls, renewable energy systems, and efficient HVAC systems.

Energy features also continue outdoors. Employees overlook a landscaped green roof that can reduce the building's annual CO2 emissions by 487 tons. Rooftop solar panels help power the building and heat the water systems to reduce energy costs. Custom aluminum sunshades outside the building add aesthetic interest and dimension as well as energy efficiency.

Building F provides a modern and environmentally sustainable platform for the Charleston Regional Center's employees.

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