An office complex in Reston's Lake Fairfax Business Center will be the headquarters for Grumman Aerospace Corp.'s Space Station Program Support Division.
"This facility most satisfies criteria established to evaluate our new home, including proximity to our customer NASA," said Fred W. Haise Jr., the division's president. "It's also the building configuration that suits our organization and can meet potential needs for growth."
NASA awarded Grumman and its team -- composed of Ford Aerospace Corp.; Booz-Allen & Hamilton; and Wyle Laboratories -- a 10-year, $850 million contract to support development of a manned space station. The space station, which is to be launched in 1996, is expected to cost an estimated $15 billion.
The Grumman team will assist NASA with the project's daily management to ensure that contractors selected to design and build the space station meet NASA's requirements.
Grumman is leasing 172,000 square feet of Mason Hirst's $40 million, 277,000-square-foot office building under construction at 1760 Business Center Dr. At the project's peak in 1991-92, 900 administrators and engineers are to occupy the building, which is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in October. The project currently employs 450 people at a temporary location at 11425 Isaac Newton Square South in Reston.
The 82-acre Lake Fairfax Business Center is within 1 1/2 miles of NASA's space station program office.
The building leased by Grumman was designed by Olivola/Parker/Kiat and is the sixth of the office park's 14 planned buildings. The remaining eight buildings are to be developed in the next five years.
The park already is home to Hughes Aircraft Co. Space and Communications Group; Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; interim national headquarters, Loral Advanced Systems; General Electronic Systems Corp.; the Harris Group Inc., and Stanford Telecommunications Inc.
In other developments in commercial realty:
Logicon Inc., a supplier of electronic systems and high-technology services to the federal government, leased 133,000 square feet at Sequoia Plaza, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, from Webb/Sequoia Inc. Cushman Realty was the leasing agent.
A.T. Kearney, a consulting firm, leased 39,732 square feet at King Street Station II, 225 Reinekers Lane, Alexandria, from Oliver T. Carr Co. Spaulding & Slye was the leasing agent.