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About Next NGA West

Next NGA West is a large-scale construction project that will build a new facility for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis, Missouri.

This $1.7B project is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and executed by McCarthy HITT Joint Venture, with oversight by NGA and the U.S. Air Force. The 97-acre project site is located in the historic St. Louis Place neighborhood at the intersection of Jefferson and Cass avenues.

When complete, the campus will include a 700,000-square-foot office building, two parking garages, a visitor center, a delivery inspection facility and secure entrance/exit points. The staff of 3,150 will move from their current Soulard, St. Louis, location to the Next NGA West in 2025.

Vision

Next NGA West will deliver a modern, flexible and collaborative facility in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s evolving geospatial intelligence mission, offering open and innovative partnering spaces, advanced technology solutions, and a sustainable environment that serves the Agency’s mission and employees for the next 100 years.

Objectives

  • Encourage Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Provide for a Mobile and Connected Work Environment
  • Balance Required Security with NGA's Open Environment
  • Enhance Workplace Satisfaction
  • Consider Long-term Operations
  • Integrate NGA into the Northside Neighborhood

Building Features

Employee-focused amenities

Next NGA West (N2W) will have a modern cafeteria, fitness center, meeting spaces, quiet areas and garage parking with capacity to hold 90 percent of the workforce's vehicles.

Energy efficient, healthy & sustainable building and surroundings

A LEED Silver  certification building using healthy materials and liquids, surrounded by a green campus of trees and grassy areas mixed with sustainable local prairie fields and walking paths.

Innovation and Learning spaces

N2W will have a learning center with spaces to provide educational forums and academic events with area students. An innovation center will serve as a collaboration lab with a flexible environment for emerging technology, such as application development with nontraditional partners.

Partnering and technology solutions

Our vision for Next NGA West: An "open" facility that promotes collaborative partnerships with a mix of integrative workspaces. N2W has modified portions of its existing campus to grow collaboration with current and new mission partners, and to test and demonstrate new solutions in an unclassified space.

Technology for modern GEOINT

GEOINT commercial technology is experiencing faster growth in private industry than in the government sector. Partnering with industry and academia is key to NGA’s future mission success.

Zero energy building

According to the Department of Energy, a zero energy building produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption. Achieving net zero energy – which is a goal for the N2W facility by 2030 – requires an energy efficient design, efficient operational strategies, workforce engagement, continual energy monitoring, and the future incorporation of renewable energy. The N2W design and operations teams are considering all opportunities to plan for a net zero energy future.

Project Timeline

2014


Environmental Impact Statement begins assessments on potential sites for the new campus.