Arlington, VA — Northern Virginia Community College leaders, professionals from SIGAL Construction Corporation and Perkins Eastman, consultants and construction trades people celebrated the “Topping Out” of the Higher Education Center at NVCC Loudoun Campus on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The celebration marks the final placement of structural steel on the three-story frame structure. Located at 1000 Campus Drive, Sterling, VA 20164, the new state-of-the-art facility will help the campus continue its expansion and transformation into a progressive education campus; NVCC plans to link up with other Virginia Universities to offer Bachelors Degrees to its students.

The Higher Education Center is designed to engage the students academically, technologically and socially. The academic facility will house classrooms, labs, common areas, a multi-purpose room, and office space as well as a sound isolated recording studio with control room. Advanced telecommunications capabilities will help to facilitate the connection between NVCC and its partner universities.

A glass curtainwall will be featured and the remaining façade is brick and stone veneer with metal wall panels. A cantilevered second floor will dramatically extend over the campus pond, and a walkway across the water will connect the building with the recently completed Learning Commons complex. Construction of the project includes temporary, partial drainage of the pond for building footings, retaining walls, landscape and hardscape improvements. Building systems include an 80 well geothermal field and other energy conserving systems.

The project is targeting LEED® Silver certification for the project. Scheduled completion for the Higher Education Center is first quarter 2015.

About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1977, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of the USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit

About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With more than 750 employees in 13 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).


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