Lockheed Martin Corporation


Denver, CO


Life Science & Laboratories: Research & Development, Laboratories


Design: Architecture, Interior Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing/Piping/Fire Protection

Program/Construction Management Services: Project Controls

Lockheed Martin Technical Research Laboratory

Built to high-level security requirements within a 15,000-square-foot pre-engineered structural steel building, the Lockheed Martin Technical Research Laboratory houses four laser laboratories that meet Class 100,000 clean room requirements or better. STV provided design and post-design services during construction for this complex project. The facility was designed and constructed within nine months – less than half the time of a typical project of this complexity – on a 24-hour-day/seven-day-week schedule and via integrated project delivery, collaboration of all project participants from the beginning.

Strict environmental and physical controls were necessary in the laboratories. Innovative engineering solutions such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling – not typically used for HVAC systems – and equipment customization ensured that the required research environment was achieved. Due to the building roof’s limited support capacity and the impact on the construction schedule to reinforce it, the laboratory walls and ceilings were designed and constructed as self-supporting structures within the building. 

Award Icon Project Recognition

2017 Engineering Excellence Award 
American Council of Engineering Companies 

2017 Engineering Excellence Award – Building, Technology Systems
American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania