Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
Completion Date: 2011
Location: Eglin AFB, Florida
This LEED Gold-certified facility supports both a Navy and a Marine Corps squadron with separate and shared use spaces. The 114,159-square-foot project includes two six-bay maintenance hangars with common adjoining maintenance shops on the flightline side and squadron operations (SO) and aircraft maintenance unit (AMU) administration functions on the land side. The 48,500-square-foot hangars were the first-of-kind to house the new generation of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft and served as the model for additional Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force hangars as part of the Integrated Training Site at Eglin AFB. A pull-through configuration with vertical lifting fabric doors eliminated the need for door pockets and provided flexibility to accommodate larger aircraft with varying wing spans. Operations and maintenance administrative areas share common mechanical, electrical and sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) constructed space. Building massing was reduced by single long-span slopes extending from the high-bay hangar over the adjacent administrative and shop areas.