Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence

Bethesda, Maryland

Three interconnected structures create a unique, relaxed learning environment while highlighting Lockheed Martin’s technology-centric mission and culture in this Center for Leadership Excellence. LEO A DALY’s design provides a training center, private hotel, corporate conference center, 250-seat auditorium and a 300-car, tri-level parking structure.

The eight-story, 200-guest room hotel includes a central dining area, fitness and recreation rooms, a business center and “Great Room” open space for informal gatherings and social events. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room provide natural light and views of the outside reflecting pool.

The conference center houses classrooms, breakout rooms and support facilities on two levels in a U-shaped configuration. A central multi-purpose event space serves as a lounge with the flexibility to hold larger gatherings. The event space features 25-foot high ceilings and is the largest gathering space in the complex. The attached 250-seat auditorium provides extra space to support conference and meeting needs that cannot be sufficiently met within the original headquarters facility.


LMCO Properties (Lockheed Martin)

At a glance

300,000 SF

200 hotel guestrooms

8 large training rooms

250-seat amphitheater

Fitness center

Full-service restaurant

300-space tri-level parking garage


LEED Silver certification


Master planning

Architectural design

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering

Interior design


Award of Excellence, Best Institutional Facility, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Maryland/D.C. Chapter

Award of Merit in Architecture, The American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Chapter