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Development One, Inc. designed a 12,000 square foot office build-out located on the first floor of the Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel, CA. The build-out was to accommodate the relocation of offices of the Department of Homeland Security / Customs and Border Patrol from the third floor. The project required demolition and asbestos abatement throughout various areas of the first floor.

The design of the new space included:DHS CIS

  • Private and open office areas
  • A conference and training center (featuring a movable partition)
  • Break rooms
  • A new LAN room (designed to meet stringent security requirements)
  • A new fiber optic home-run cable was run from the existing LAN room on the fifth floor down to the first floor.

The design included the following upgrades to the existing infrastructure:

  • New HVAC and fire protection components integrated with the current systems
  • Upgrades performed as necessary to meet current building code.
  • New duct work and fire sprinklers installed
  • New electrical systems added in offices areas, including power and data ports.

Other important features of this project included:

  • Walls were designed to include acoustic insulation to protect privacy in designated office areas
  • IT systems were designed to support future security mechanisms such as card readers and other network security upgrades
  • Development One, Inc. selected all interior finishes for the build-out

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