Infrastructure Solutions Propelling NASA’s Mission

For over half a century, NASA has been shattering the boundaries of human knowledge, venturing into the uncharted realms of air and space. Behind their innovation and discovery for the benefit of humanity lies a network of centers and facilities across the United States that serve as the launchpad for pioneering research, testing, and development in aeronautics and space technology. At Parsons, we’re propelling these groundbreaking capabilities forward through our architectural engineering (A-E) and construction management (CM) services that ensure NASA’s world-class infrastructure continues to fuel unprecedented breakthroughs.

Cleanroom value engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Our decades-long history with NASA includes A-E services for the Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) Test Stand and the design of Space Shuttle Launch Facilities at Vandenberg Space Force Base Space Launch Complex 6. More recently, we’ve engaged in architecture, design, design-build (D-B), planning, and construction phase services projects for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (GDSCC) at Fort Irwin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). At these locations, we collaborated with NASA on a diverse range of projects, from minor office renovations to complex class 100 cleanroom designs and major power and utility distribution A-E projects.

Decades Of Dedication

Conference room design and construction at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Goddard Space Flight Center is NASA’S premiere space flight complex and home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers, and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments, and new technology to study our planet and beyond. We began providing A-E and CM services there in 1995, and in 2000, expanded our role to include construction and IT support through the award of the Facilities, Construction, Engineering, and Technical Services (FaCETS) Contract.

We were subsequently awarded the recompletes in 2011, 2017, and 2023, a testament to the trust we’ve built with the world’s leader in space exploration through leveraging our infrastructure, engineering, and technical expertise. Our commitment has been recognized with the Goddard Contractor Excellence Award in the Large Business Service category and with the Small Business Large Business Primer Contractor of the Year Award. We were also awarded the Mentor/Protégé Agreement of the Year.

Our Impact on NASA’s Infrastructure By The Numbers

  • In the past decade, we have completed 237 design projects and provided construction phase services for 805 projects.
  • Our D-B support includes 17 GSFC projects over the past six years, valued at more than $12 million.
  • In the last 15 years at GSFC, we have completed 25 cleanrooms, 6 data centers, and 203 lab projects.
  • Construction Phase Support for MSFC key programs.
  • We saved NASA more than $4 million in ventilation costs in Building 7/10 Spacecraft Test and Integration Facility at GSFC through cleanroom value engineering services.

We provided A-E services for GSFC’s Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility, which supported the world’s largest high bay cleanroom and the James Webb Space Telescope missions.

That’s our history with NASA, and today, we remain committed to advancing the agency’s mission through these active contracts:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Bass Operating Contract
  • Marshall Space Flight Center Construction Phase Services Contract
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory AE Services Contract
  • NASA Armstrong AE Services Contract

Our Commitment Continues

NASA trusts us to deliver the infrastructure solutions the agency needs to continue breaking barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible. We’re proven, consistently ranking among the top Design, Construction Management, and Program Management firms in the nation, as reported by Engineering News-Record (ENR).

We have successfully delivered high-quality, cost-efficient design services for thousands of projects across all major construction areas, serving clients worldwide. Our resource pool boasts more than 18,000 employees, including over 1,300 architects and engineers with 2,500 active registrations, providing the capacity, depth, and subject matter expertise to meet infrastructure challenges today and tomorrow.

About The Author

Ken has 20 years of experience in the Federal industry and is a Vice President in Parsons’ Infrastructure Solutions Sector. In this role, he’s responsible for worldwide business development, with a focus on project management, construction management, architect and engineering services, master planning, and complex mega-projects. He fosters client relationships and develops and executes on strategic goals. Ken is a member of CMAA, PMI, SAME, For the Kids Cancer Foundation Volunteer, and PMI DC Chapter.

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