Air Force Technical Applications
Center, Patrick Air Force Base,
; Budget: $158 million
; Size: ~517,400 gsf
; Project team: Flad Architects (
architect); ccrd (MEP engineer); Jones Edmunds & Associates Inc. (civil engineer);
AccuCost Construction Consultants
(cost engineer); Cermak Peterka Petersen
(CPP Wind) (wind engineering consultants); Southern Cathodic Protection Co. (corrosion
engineer); Field Management Services Inc. (EMI/RFI consultant); Universal Engineering (
geo-thechnical engineer); Hinman Consulting Engineers (AT/FP consultant); Kroll Security (
physical security); Vibro-Acoustics (vibration/acoustics consultants); Honsel Phelps Construction
(GC); HOK (lab/AOR); BRPH (core and shell); Affiliated Engineers Inc. (lab MEP).
; Description: Construction is complete for the Air Force Technical Applications Center (
AFTAC) replacement facility located at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Replacing the aging 1950s
facility, the new command and control headquarters facility and radiochemistry lab will
house approximately 1,000 personnel. The Air Force’s largest military construction authorized by Congress in 2011, the $158 million project supports AFTAC’s mission of providing
global, round-the-clock monitoring of nuclear via a network of underground, underwater
and atmospheric sensors. This vast network ensures that countries around the world comply
with various nuclear treaties. Upon detection of any disturbance, the applicable AFTAC lab
analyzes the event and informs senior decision makers. Constructed to achieve a sustainability goal of LEED Silver, the project totals over 517,400 gsf and also includes a multi-level
parking structure and a central utility plant.
; Completion date: March 2014
; Contact: May Hirsch, Media, Flad Architects, firstname.lastname@example.org
Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Electrical and Computer
; Budget: $83 million
; Size: 230,000 sf
; Project team: SmithGroupJJR (architect/
lab planner/structural engineer/landscape architect); KJWW (MEP engineer); Terra (civil
engineer); Williams Brothers (GC).
; Description: SmithGroupJJR is providing
design services for a new 230,000-gsf facility for
the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Dept. at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The new facility will make a distinguished
visual statement about the stature of the ECE
Dept., including a distinct, stately architecture
with quality finishes, and memorable views,
portraying a professional and innovative image
while remaining appropriate to the architectural
context of the north engineering quad .
The program for the new ECE building
includes instructional labs, classrooms, auditorium, research labs, cleanroom, research offices,
student spaces and administration. In addition,
it will facilitate integration of ECE programs and
activities into a primary facility by consolidating
facilities from Everitt Laboratory, Optical Physics
and Engineering Building and Beckman Institute.
The ECE building will also establish a sustainability prototype for future Univ. of Illinois projects.
; Contact: Vanessa Cornell, SmithGroupJJR,
Environmental Hall, The Nicholas
School of the Environment, Duke
Univ., Durham, N.C.
; Budget: $25 million
; Size: 75,000 gsf
; Project team: Payette (architect); Stewart
(landscape architect/civil engineer); R.G.
Vanderweil (MEP/FP engineer); Simpson
Gumpertz & Heger (structural engineer);
Arup (sustainability/lighting design/building
envelope engineer); RW Sullivan (code consultant); Lend Lease (CM).
; Description: As one of the world’s premier
schools for the study of environmental science
and policy, the Nicholas School of the Envi-
ronment attempts to understand the Earth, its
inhabitants and the environment as an inte-
grated whole by addressing the critical issues of
climate change, energy, water quality, ecosystem
management and conservation and human and
environmental health. Environment Hall, the
School’s new front door, mirrors this mission
by employing low-energy sustainable building
systems aimed at reducing the project’s environ-
mental impact and serving as a teaching tool for
the School and its community. This is reflected
by the project goal of LEED Platinum certifi-
cation with a targeted energy reduction of 40%
over the baseline ASHRAE 90.1 (2004) building.
The building’s systems include solar photovoltaic
power generation, solar hot water, chilled beam
cooling system, daylight harvesting, high-per-
formance glazing, water-efficient fixtures, green
roofs and rainwater harvesting. The building
parti consists of a simple glass box housing a
south facing “thermal” corridor which utiliz-
es related temperature criteria to reduce the
building’s energy use and buggers the adjacent
classrooms and offices from direct solar gain.
Environment Hall includes faculty and depart-
mental offices, advanced computing labs and
classrooms, a reading room and environmental
art gallery all wrapped in a high-performance
exterior envelope specifically tuned to the site.
; Completion data: 2014
; Contact: Karen Robichaud, Payette, email@example.com