Urbana Corporate Center / Villages of Urbana

Urbana, Maryland

Fannie Mae Data Center

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 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. Rodgers provided support to the Fannie Mae development team for the building siting, on-site grading and infrastructure design. Rodgers services also included Landscape Architecture, including fountain entry plan, patio court yard for employee use, and walking paths throughout the property.

Banner Life

The Banner Life Project is a relocation of the Banner Life Corporate headquarters to the Urbana Corporate Center in Urbana, Maryland. It is developed as a 120,000 sq. ft. two story office building, with two additional phases for future expansion of the building to a total of 140,000 sq.ft. Rodgers Consulting Inc. is responsible for the site planning and civil design (building and site layout, grading, paving, utility infrastructure, landscape, etc). We were part of the initial RFP team organized to help assist the developer’s team led by Natelli Communities and Akridge to attract Banner Life to the Urbana Corporate Center. Once the site was chosen by Banner Life, Rodgers worked with both the developer and the representatives from Banner Life and their development team, to design a building and site layout that worked for all parties involved. Rodgers then assisted the developer in acquiring fast track status for the project through the Frederick County Office of Economic Development. This action enabled Rodgers to obtain approvals from Frederick County for the Preliminary Plan revision, the Site Plan approval, and the Construction Plans within the accelerated timeline required by Banner Life. The office complex, whose construction is valued at approximately $33 million, has applied for LEED silver certification and is expected to be open in the summer of 2011.

Related Projects: Banner Life and Fannie Mae data center.