Critical Facilities

Social Security Administration Data Center

Setting the benchmark for optimal energy performance

Designed for growth and flexibility

  • Pursuing LEED Gold
  • estimated IT load of 10MW
  • expected to meet all Federal energy and water conservation goals

The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Corgan, and its design partner, SOM the design of the new Social Security Administration (SSA) National Support Center (NSC) as part of the Hensel Phelps Design-Build team. Located in northeast Maryland, the new 280,000-square-foot office and data center replaces the existing outdated National Computer Center and houses critical computer operations essential to providing prompt and accurate benefit payments to millions of Americans. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the state-of-the-art office and data center facility sets the benchmark for optimal energy performance in federal data centers.


#1 DATA CENTER ARCHITECT - BD+C MAGAZINE - Ranked by Total Revenue 2011 - 2013

We understand the engineering needs of today's critical facilities far better than others in our profession. We organize information and provide options to our clients so they can make confident, informed decisions about their investments.

From the first ground-up reservation facility in the world in 1979 to the largest LEED Gold Certified freestanding data center in the nation, Corgan’s Critical Facilities Studio has spent years studying the engineering systems at the core of these projects.


More than 2M square feet of white floor space