Tampa Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office


Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. General Services Administration - Region 4 (Southeast Sunbelt - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)


Completion Date

Construction Cost
$28 million

Project Size
135,000 SF
4 levels
355 spaces

Tampa Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office


The four-story building takes maximum advantage of views to the water and wetlands, enhances public and employee accessibility, and responds to stringent security requirements in a functional and cost effective building. It also includes parking for 355 cars.

The structure reflects both the Spanish Colonial-style architecture of the region and the classic style of older federal buildings. The rectangular floor plates with 30’ x 40’ structural column bays allow for efficient and flexible space planning. It was also designed to resist collapse. If any single perimeter column or interior column within the vehicle maintenance bays is suddenly removed, the structural loads will redistribute to adjacent columns, thus preventing collapse.

Walter P Moore provided the criteria and structural design for the perimeter security fence and gating system surrounding the entire facility. This was designed to resist the impact of heavy trucks moving at a high speed.