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Research Support Building

The Research Support Building (RSB) is NASA Glenn Research Center’s second phase of the Facility Master Plan multiyear effort to revitalize the central campus and renovate or replace WWII era campus buildings.


Concept art for new building.
Proposed architecture of the Research Support Building.

RSB will be a 64,000-square-foot multi use office building providing office space for approximately 160 permanent occupants. The building will also be home to the cafeteria, hoteling spaces, exchange store, ATM, training rooms and conference rooms. The RSB is designed with collaboration in mind, including multiple break out spaces throughout the building, low partition workstations, and specialized concurrent engineering rooms.

The RSB will sit adjacent to the Mission Integration Center (MIC). These two buildings are key to creating a Campus Center at Lewis Field, a central destination envisioned to promote innovation and serve as a campus center and gathering location for the Glenn community.

The RSB takes an integrative approach to sustainability, workplace evolution, and maintainability. Design and construction of the building operations are focused to meet modern day building energy performance requirements while achieving a minimum LEED Silver certification.

The area between the RSB and MIC will be transformed into a campus commons to accommodate outdoor events. The RSB signature architecture is intended to promote the campus center, inviting staff and visitors alike. The construction contract for the new two-story building was awarded in August 2018, with site construction anticipated to begin in fall 2018.Full occupancy is expected in the fall of 2020.


Glenn Research Center Facilities Division
Project Manager: Tim Wardlow
Phone: 216-433-5928

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