The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters is a 15-acre, 2.5 million square foot, state-of-the-art campus. The $910-million facility consolidates approximately 9,000 USPTO employees in five linked buildings. The campus provides parking for 3,575 cars and offers convenient access to the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail stations.
After a four-year procurement, LCOR was selected in 2000 by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to construct a new headquarters for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). LCOR oversaw every facet of the project – including entitlements, site development, financing, construction and property management of the 5-building campus. Commenting on our selection, the GSA stated that, "During GSA's evaluation process, the LCOR proposal was rated as the highest technically… providing the best overall value to the government."
Construction began in December 2001, with initial occupancy in October 2003 and final occupancy in April 2005. PTO represents the largest lease ever signed by the GSA, and is the fourth largest federal complex in the country. The campus remains among the government's most technologically advanced and efficient buildings, and has garnered a variety of awards and recognition, including the GSA's Institutional Award of Merit.