Fannie Mae regional data center was the first building constructed in the Urbana Corporate Center. Built in 2004, the facility is a 220,000 sq. ft. state of the art office and data center facility with 90,000 sq. ft. of office space, a 60,000 sq. ft. data center, and a 70,000 sq. ft. MEP facility. The facility was designed with redundant utility feeds including electrical, water, and telecommunications. The Fannie Mae Data center was one of the first data centers in the country to receive LEED certification which included sediment control and stormwater management credits and an innovative design by Rodgers to reclaim blow-off water from the facility’s chillers to be used for on-site irrigation.
Rodgers Consulting, Inc. assisted the developer Natelli Communities in the successful site selection/site award process, and was part of the Fannie Mae development team for the design and construction of the facility. Rodgers was instrumental in obtaining Fast Track Status from the Frederick County Office of Economic Development. In addition to designing the site infrastructure for the entire Urbana Corporate Center itself, Rodgers provided support to the Fannie Mae development team for the building siting, on-site grading and infrastructure design. We processed the required Site Plan and construction drawings through Frederick County agencies and assisted as a permit expediter for the acquisition of the building permit. Rodgers’ services also included Landscape Architecture – Rodgers was responsible for the landscape design on the grounds including fountain entry, patio court yard for employee use, and walking paths throughout the property.