Intelsat U.S. Headquarters

Intelsat, world-leading provider of satellite communication services, located its U.S. Headquarters in the 20-story Tysons Tower next to the Metro Silver Line in Northern Virginia. Cardno provided structural design services for Intelsat’s 180,000 sf tenant build-out and Tysons Tower.

The scope of work included the build-out on Floors 14-20 and the structural engineering for the office tower. The modern and futuristic headquarters features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, open and collaborative workspaces, and a 2-story operations center showcasing Intelsat’s extensive fleet of satellites in space.

The office tower structural system is a two-way flat slab with post-tensioned slab-beams in one direction and lightly reinforced non-post-tensioned slabs in the other direction. This system provided Intelsat with maximum flexibility for a 6-story monumental stair connecting between floors, a 28’ high-bay, 330-person multipurpose space and full-height skyfold partition.

A 3,800 sf terrace is located on the roof of the building providing panoramic views of the National Capital Region.