Bear Administration Headquarters Building

JMT provided architecture, engineering, and surveying for a new LEED® Silver office building.

The 24,000 SF Bear Administration Building for the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) Canal District replaced a set of buildings from the 1960s. The new office building consolidated administrative functions that were previously separated on the Bear Yard site, providing DelDOT with a modernized office space environment to house its district maintenance, right-of-way, public works, and statewide support services teams. A new 100-person training facility was also incorporated into the headquarters.

The building was designed to LEED® Silver standards, with a focus on increased energy efficiency, high performance buildings envelope, optimized daylighting, and views for building occupants, with decreased maintenance needs. The lot site design featured an electric vehicle charging station, available to visitors.

JMT provided architecture, interior design, MEP engineering, surveying, and civil engineering services. Beyond the building design, this project required extensive site improvements including new parking areas, stormwater management ponds, and decorative and functional landscaping.