Arlington, VA

2,100,000 sq. ft

Working under the general contractor, Clark Construction, Altura supported in planning, developing, and executing the commissioning process for MEP systems, including extensive support for the BAS and controls design, review, and start-up planning for Amazon’s new two-building headquarters. Enhanced commissioning process was performed with deep data analytics to reduce risk, cost, and project schedule delivery, improving confidence and transparency. Altura also integrated BAS data into the SkySpark platform for fast prefunctional validation, ensuring immediate visibility of HVAC equipment to manage progress and prioritize performance issues.

Amazon Metropolitan Park


Altura drove the delivery of an open building automation system and leveraged data analytics to successfully deliver 4,200+ MEP system devices, including 2,800+ custom-programmed fan terminal units, in record time in record time for this consumer goods giant at their newest headquarters in Virginia.

Known locally as Met Park, this project marks the initial phase of Amazon’s 2-building, ~2 million square foot secondary headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. When the controls buyout lacked complete drawings, Altura coordinated with the MEOR to produce a full set conforming to Amazon’s open BAS standards, preventing potential delays and cost overruns. The results also included fewer BAS change orders, an owner-compliant BAS architecture, and reduced warranty issues, with Amazon recognizing Altura’s pivotal role in the project’s success. Altura’s advanced analytics systems were essential for the construction team, owner, and commissioning agent to ensure contractors delivered fully functional mechanical and control systems. Using multiple iterations of analytics-driven validation and automated functional testing, all construction issues— including all 2,800+ DOAS terminal units—were thoroughly vetted and resolved. This approach saved Amazon several months on their construction timeline, a feat unachievable by traditional commissioning methods.