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Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building Renovation

The modernization of the 442,689-square-foot, 15-story McCoy Federal Building was designed and constructed under the U.S. General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program. The renovation included improved circulation patterns, updated accessibility and sustainability features; complete new building systems; and site re-development. In addition, a new curvilinear entrance pavilion, clad in luminous glass shingles over an aluminum skin, provides a welcoming and secure entry point for the building’s twenty federal agencies.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized to control the project’s schedule and costs. This system, which identified and eliminated potential conflicts between mechanical, electrical, fire protection and architectural systems during the design phases, resulted in a minimized need for change orders and a maximized control of costs.

CDFL associated with Schwartz/Silver Architects on this project.

Photography by Alan Karchmer

+ is a dynamic team working together

jesseJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
Katie_Jo_ChaneKatie Jo Chane, Interior Designer
jackie-smithersJackie Hardin, Architect

associated awards


US GSA/Public Buildings Service Urbanism – On the Boards Award: Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Federal Design


American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Awards


American Architecture Awards


The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies – The American Architecture Awards


The Boston Society of Architect’s 2013 Honor Awards


Honor Award – American Institute of Architects Mississippi Chapter Awards


Design Award – General Services Administration

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