Wayfinding & Identification

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency , Ft. Belvoir

Role: Sr. Project ManagerGeneral Contractor: Clark / Balfour Beatty ConstructionArchitect: RTKL/Kling Stubbins, BaltimoreOwner’s Representative: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, BethesdaEmployer: The Gelberg Companies, Gelberg Signs


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a unit of the Dept. of Defense that provides geospatial intelligence, such as satellite imagery, for national security objectives.

Clark / Balfour Beatty’s overall scope included a 2.2-million-sq-ft office, a 105,000-sq-ft central utility plant, a 5,100-space parking garage and a 7,300-sq-ft visitor control center. Just over $1.5 billion in total project value. Our scope consisted of high end internally illuminated monuments & pylons, wayfinding, traffic control, and environmental graphics.

Besides the fact a simple stop sign could literally be engineered to stop a vehicle, these structures are sharp lines of lat. & long. with strong edges and reveals.