U.S. Central Command Headquarters - MacDill AFB

Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mobile District, for the U.S. Central Command
Completion Date: 2012
Location: MacDill AFB, Florida


This LEED Gold-certified, four-star headquarters provides secure spaces for data and electronic communications systems to support the global war on terrorism. The project included a new 282,200-square-foot headquarters building, new visitor center and dining facility, demolition of the existing headquarters building, utility and site improvements, and extensive landscaping. Specialized mission critical spaces include the Command Joint Operations Center, Joint Planning Cell and Operational Planning Element, Network Operations Center and the Command Secure Communications Operations Center. The headquarters includes more than 109,000 square feet of sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) and sound transmission class (STC) 45 and 50-constructed space to support secured operations. Relevant antiterrorism standards, including progressive collapse mitigation by means of tie forces, were incorporated. All concrete contains ground granulated blast furnace slag and fly ash for LEED compliance. This project was recognized with the 2012 U.S. Air Force Honor Award for Facility Design and 2010 Air Mobility Command Award of Merit for Concept Design.