Client LMCO Properties (Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence

Bethesda, Maryland

Three interconnected structures create a unique, relaxed learning environment while highlighting Lockheed’s technology-centric mission and culture. The design of the facility provides a training center, private hotel, corporate conference center, 250-seat auditorium, and a 300-car, tri-level parking structure.

The eight-story, 200-guest room hotel includes a central dining area, fitness and recreation rooms, a business center, and “Great Room” open space for informal gatherings and social events. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room provide natural light and views of the outside reflecting pool.

The conference center houses classrooms, breakout rooms, and support facilities on two levels in a U-shaped configuration. A central multi-purpose, event space serves as a lounge area with the flexibility to hold larger gatherings. The event space features 25-foot high ceilings and is the largest gathering space in the complex. The attached 250-seat auditorium provides extra space to support conference and meeting needs that cannot be sufficiently met within the original headquarters facility.

At a glance

300,000 SF

200 Hotel Guestrooms

8 Large Training Rooms

250-Seat Amphitheater

Fitness Center

Full-Service Restaurant

300 Space Tri-level Parking Garage


Award of Excellence, Best Institutional Facility
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Maryland/DC Chapter

Award of Merit in Architecture
The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC Chapter

LEED Silver Certification


Master Planning

Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

Interior Design


Construction products contained 23 percent recycled materials.


There are 140,000 individuals employed worldwide by Lockheed Martin Corporation.


energy efficient light bulbs reduce energy consumption.