Gannett / USA Today Headquarters

Tysons Corner, VA

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  • Owner/Developer

    Gannett Company

  • Architect

    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

  • Fa├žade Consultant

    R.A. Heintges & Associates

  • GC

    Clark Construction Group

  • Completion


  • Building Type


  • Glass

    1,500 different glass infill sizes and distinctive vertical glass elements




  • Architectural Record Award, Business Week, 2003
  • Honor Award for Architecture, AIA National Chapter, 2005


With the goal of balancing the tenant’s dual personalities of newspaper mogul and holding company, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed a two towered structure bridged by a podium and terraces to house more than 1,700 employees. The site rests upon 25 acres and houses editorial, administrative and production facilities for USA Today, USA Weekend, Baseball Weekly and Gannett News Service, in addition to other amenities.

Laminated glass fins on the exterior walls were created with an innovative liquid-pour manufacturing process and designed to withstand ultraviolet light, moisture and extreme temperature variations.

Enclos shop-assembled and glazed curtainwall units in Washington, D.C. The 4,500 units were then shipped to the construction site via a fleet of flatbed trailers equipped with custom steel racking fixtures.