The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Building Area 137,000 SF
Year Completed 2007
Location 2200 Research Blvd. Rockville, MD
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), with assistance of AtSite Real Estate, has developed 135,000 square foot new headquarters to be located at Fallsgrove, Lot 660 in Rockville, Maryland.

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 115,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. ASHA was seeking to provide a dynamic and high-quality environment for its employees and members, and is regularly recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the ’50 Best Places to Work” in the metropolitan area.

Boggs & Partners considered the following items; the new building is to be LEED certified, with a goal of LEED Gold level; the new building is connected to a parking garage structure; A detailed site plan process was completed for the building design in the City of Rockville; Broad master plan concepts were prepared by Boggs & Partners in the design of the new building including studies for maximum future second office building.

The exterior design scheme used a composition of custom pre-cast concrete panels and a glass curtain wall system.

The interior space is composed of terrazzo flooring and wood entry elevator lobby which leads tenants to upper and lower office spaces. Additional amenities designed include a 350-seat conference center and 5,000 square feet fitness center and locker rooms, 2500 square feet employee lounge. Technical design included 24/7/365 data center and call center.