ZGF Architects has been awarded a contract to design the new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, US, by the General Services Administration.
The $61m contract will include building more than 2.1 million square feet of new office space at the 4.5-million-square-foot St. Elizabeths Hospital site in Columbia's south-east section.
The ZGF contract encompasses designing four new office buildings, in addition to an existing historic building, three parking garages and other facilities to house four DHS agencies.
The agencies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Transportation Security Administration.
The practice will collaborate with the US-based Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, Syska Hennessy Group and Thornton Tomasetti for the project.