We are the prime A/E firm for a new multibuilding military research and development complex that includes lab and administrative facilities, a central utility plant (CUP) expansion, and a data center. Our team conducted two five-day design charrettes to document project requirements and develop preliminary design concepts. New construction at the existing campus location will be phased to facilitate increased power resiliency in the event of short- or long-term power outages, in support of the data center’s high-performance computing system (HPCS).
Supporting efforts include site development, building information systems, facility access design for persons with disabilities, grading, parking, utilities, storm drainage and existing facility demolition. The CUP expansion will provide the increased capacity to power the new and expanded facilities.
Phase 1 of the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) Advanced Analysis Facility (AAF) includes the design of lab and administrative space for the 102,000-square-foot Material Exploitation Facility (MEC). Supporting facilities include a vehicle maintenance shop, shipping and receiving space, and a CUP addition.
Phase 2 includes the design of the modeling analysis computing exploitation (MACE) labs, associated administrative space, and the HPCS data center. This facility, with nearly 154,000 square feet, will also house equipment analysis labs, training functions and storage. Phase 2 also provides a new substation, modifications to an existing substation, and required supporting infrastructure.
Portions of these facilities meet sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) requirements, and the building envelope and some spaces meet sound transmission classification (STC) 50/45 sound rating requirements. Mechanical design included life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) for the CUP and building systems.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Federal & Military, Agencies & Military Branches, Federal Agencies