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Tetra Tech

Expeditionary Deployment Center CCD,
Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID


A design charrette and Customer Concept Document (CCD) to design a consolidated deployment facility. The one-story facility will consist of a high bay mobility warehouse with general support/ administration space, cargo deployment and personnel deployment. The building will be steel frame, masonry walls, steel roof framing and pitched roof. The external walls will be constructed of decorative concrete masonry units (CMU). The roof is a 3/12 gabled configuration with a standing seam metal roof system. All windows and storefront systems shall have insulating (thermally-broken) aluminum frames. Window glazing shall be tined insulating laminated glass units. Hollow metal doors and frames shall be used at utility entrances on the building‟s exterior. All public or private entrances to the facility shall be storefront type entrances. The project will also require demolition of two facilities and the project will comply with minimum DoD ATFP requirements per Unified Facilities Criteria. The design requires achievement of a minimum LEED Silver rating. Estimated Construction Cost: $14,000,000.

C-27 Squadron Operations Building
Martin State Airport, Baltimore, MD


A new 12,200-SF C-27 Squadron Operations Building to house 27 full-time personnel. The C-27 Squadron Operations Building will serve as a main control point for all unit flight and flying training tasks, including planning, briefing, administration, and critique of combat crews. Space is provided for the commander and his staff. Space is provided for life support systems maintenance, storage, and issue of flying clothing and equipment for each crew member. Typical equipment that will be stored in the facility includes survival kits, life rafts, anti-exposure suits, arctic clothing, life preservers, transceiver radios, mobility equipment, helmets and oxygen masks. Space will also provide for an operations officer to direct flight operations and space for intelligence, mission planning, computers, radar and navigation, cruise control, photos and maps, briefing room, locker area, and radio and electronic countermeasures. The project will comply with minimum DoD ATFP requirements per Unified Facilities. The design requires achievement of a minimum LEED Silver rating. Estimated Construction Cost: $4,400,000.

Transystems Corporation

Integrated Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, LA

ACC 2007 Honor Award Winner
Project Manager/Architect

Barksdale Air Force Base currently struggles with an outdated infrastructure to support flight operations. Aircrews are forced to make stops at ten different areas spread across five widely scattered facilities, before proceeding to their aircraft. The purpose of the Integrated Operations Center (IOC) is to consolidate functions adjacent to the flight line to facilitate efficient flight operations. The project includes the renovation of historic Hangar 9 into a 60,818-SF centralized operations center for the 2nd Operations Support Squadron. The IOC is needed to centrally locate the 2nd Operations Support Squadron, Pooling Intelligence, Conventional and Strategic Plans, Combat Crew Communications, Flight Records, Scheduling, Weather, and Base Operations into one facility. The IOC also houses the VIP lounge which is the first facility distinguished visitors see when they arrive at Barksdale AFB. The IOC is designed as a state-of-the-art, fixed base of operations, high security, two-story office building which is fully integrated within a historic hangar. The proposed exterior designs for this historic structure have been approved by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

The construction of a two story mezzanine within the original, 1931 hangar bay allows for all flight operation functions associated with the IOC to be consolidated and adapted into a single, existing facility. The original, deteriorated hangar doors are being removed and replaced by an insulated translucent wall panel system that simulates the visual, stepped appearance of the original doors while creating a conventional wall that is suitable for a modern two-story office building. The IOC was designed utilizing LEED requirements for a certifiable building. The design is based on adaptive reuse of the existing historic hangar.

Design/Build Special Operations Command Building, MacDill AFB, FL

Project Manager/Architect

The new SOF 501D / E Additions will serve as the new Center for Special Operations (CSO) for the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The facility will be a 229,000-SF, 3-story, high-security, state-of-the-art command and control center with space to support administrative, intelligence, operations, planning, and other special purpose functions.

Because of the ongoing war against terrorism, the Special Operations Command responsibilities have grown exponentially. The Command and Acquisition functions had to be operational in a short period of time. The Design / Build project delivery method was selected so that design and construction could occur simultaneously. Each facility design was broken into three packages; site / foundation, shell and buildout. The project is on schedule for an early completion.

The CSO mission will require that the new addition contain numerous conference rooms, video teleconference (VTC) capabilities, briefing rooms, and planning rooms built to meet the requirements of current DCID security standards. The JOC and JPG/ITF are the nerve center of the facility. These areas are focused on information reception, monitoring, and dissemination. A large video wall, a fully-integrated secure Battle Bridge for SOCOM command / leadership, an open floor design, perimeter walled offices and planning / breakout rooms, and substantial classified and unclassified communications infrastructure are provided in the facility. The JOC maintains 24-hour operations, seven days per week.

General Instruction Buildings (GIB) Complex, Ft. Benning, GA

LEED Architect/Project Architect.

Historic functional and attractive, the proposed GIB complex will consolidate and expand teaching facilities for Ft. Benning without significantly changing the traditional fabric of the installation. The complex is made up of 12 buildings with a total of 550,000-SF. The restored structures, of similar character and construction, will naturally create a campus atmosphere of the instruction facilities. By consistently applying the ATFP reinforcement specifications, the existing buildings will also give the occupants a secure setting for their training and work. Required achievement of LEED Silver rating under the USGBC. Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects system will assure that the total development will be energy efficient and environmentally responsible. The 750 day design and construction schedule demanded multiple design teams in multiple locations. The design packages for each building are comprised of demolition and new construction. One Specsintact specification book was created for all of the buildings.

F-35 Flight Simulator and Low Observable Coatings Facility, Shaw AFB, SC

Project Architect

Project consists of Customer Concept Designs (CCD's) for the F-35 Flight Simulator Faclity and the Low Observable Coatings Facility at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. The CCD’s provide a comprehensive description of the user requirements and include a project description and identify operational requirements for the activity.

The difficult part tof these CCD’s was planning for a plane that was still under design. The flight simulator facility had to be designed for multiple possible simulator sizes. The low observable coatings facility had to be design for hand-brushed coating touchup or a full blown coatings spray booth system. The documents contained the functional definitions and relationships, space requirements including a detailed parametric cost estimate and DD Form1391/1391c Programming Documents. Sustainable design is addressed with an initial LEED analysis.

F-35 Flight Simulator Facility

F-35 Low Observable Coatings Facility

Fitness Center Addition, Shaw AFB, SC

Project Architect

The new Fitness Center addition will provide approximately 25,076-SF of new Fitness space and connect to the existing Gym facilities by an enclosed corridor of 3,435-SF. Interior spaces will provide the needed area for cardio and weight training equipment. The exterior finishes of the new portions will include brick walls with architectural pre-cast concrete accents, dark bronze anodized aluminum window frames to match the existing adjacent Fitness Center. Other accents of integrally colored split-face CMU will be used to blend the new addition with other recently constructed facilities on base. All exterior colors will be in conformance to Shaw AFB design standards. Site improvements will include demolition of the existing tennis courts, athletic fields and associated fencing, dugouts and bleachers. Demolition also includes parking and portions of roadways associated with these facilities. Site improvements for the existing Post Office currently include partial removal of some existing parking spaces which would encroach on the new building’s force protection setback boundary. New sidewalks, parking areas, landscaping, and necessary access roadway improvements are included. Estimated Construction Cost: $8,800,000. LEED - Self Certifiable | Excellent ACASS Rating

Physical Fitness Center Alterations and Additions, Charleston AFB, SC

Project Manager/Architect

This project involved renovations to the existing facility to improve internal corridor circulation, provide a new women’s locker room, a new women’s Senior Leadership (SL) locker room and a new one story building addition for weight and resistance training.

Since the facility is in use almost 24 hours a day, construction phasing was critical. Entrances and exits had to be changed periodically and provide safe passage. Various work activities had to be performed at night and on weekends so the facility could be constantly operational.

This project consisted of a 11,646-SF addition and 9,192-SF of alterations and included men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas, exercise stretching areas, cardiovascular equipment, resistance-weight training, free weights, four racquetball courts, a retail area, a juice bar, a child play area and a spa.. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) included classrooms, ergometry station/relax room, wellness assessment area, and a resource library.The facility also included a lobby/reception area, administration spaces, conference room, laundry room and storage spaces. The facility was designed with an emphasis on sustainable design. The LEED Green Building Rating System was used for the new building addition and renovations. The new additions were designed to DoD Antiterrorism / Force Protection Standards.

Child Development Center, Patrick AFB, FL

Project Manager

This project is the Wing Commander's number one Quality of Life project for Patrick AFB. This facility requirement is in accordance with the Military Child Care Act of 1989. Child development services are required for 266 dependent children.

A properly sized and functionally configured child development center is needed to provide supervised care for infants through preschool children. Not only is the design of the interior important, the design of the exterior is critical to provide a residential and homey feel for the children. Child care facilities must be provided to meet the special requirements placed on military, civilian, and single parent families.

The facility must provide services on an hourly, daily or part-time basis, and provide early development care for children. The facility must provide areas for different age groups, and parental involvement through workshops, conferences, training programs, and family day care support.

Aircraft Support Equipment Shop and Storage Facility, Shaw AFB, SC

Project Manager

This project consisted of a 26,800-SF ASE shop and storage facility. This facility consolidated mission essential tasks of maintenance and repair of powered and non-powered aircraft support equipment (ASE), to include shop space, covered storage and open storage. The new ASE shop facility contains three distinct functions; the administration area which contains, offices, training, conference, lounge and locker areas; the main maintenance bay; and the shop support areas such as jack stand, paint spray area, tool storage, wash rack and machine shop. Construction Cost: $5,300,000.

Security Forces Operations Facility, Patrick AFB, FL

Project Manager

The Security Forces Operations Facility will consist of a one story structure of 25,220-SF. The 45th Security Forces Squadron will provide space for control elements, law enforcement, resource protection functions, force protection functions, personnel security, information security, reports and analysis, and all security forces training. Guard mount and armory space have doubled since 9/11/01, a permanent Threat Bravo, and an increase of approximately 90 personnel contribute to the need for this facility. There are two distinct levels of access, a public (unofficial) visitor area of access (main lobby) and a private (official) operational area. Interior spaces are divided into a Command Section, Security Forces Management, Administration and Reports, Operations, Training Resources and support areas. This project is designed to meet the Patrick AFB Excellence Plan as well as all current AT/FP requirements. Special considerations for corrosion protection measures, similar to NASA standards, were incorporated into the design due to the site’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.

Design/Build SOF ROWE Training Facility, Phase IV Camp Mackall, Fort Bragg, NC

Project Manager

The SOF ROWE Training Facility consists of two buildings on two separate sites. Site design and construction included all infrastructure and site utilities for both sites.

The Sauer-Transystems team incorporated a “fast track”, phased construction approach where separate site / foundation design packages were created. This approach allowed the team to meet the abbreviated construction schedule for the project.

The 12,000-SF, one-story Ready State Isolation Building is a site adapt of similar structures already constructed on the site and consists of five sleep bays and five work rooms. Each sleeping bay and work room has its own latrine and privacy fence. This phase of the project included the design and demolition of four buildings which included all environmental remediation for hazardous materials. The 24,600-SF, two-story Ready Building is designed as a primary gathering facilty consisting of six sleep bays per floor with each bay sleeping 20 people and will house a total of 240 personnel. Exterior appearance, materials and colors match existing adjacent buildings as well as the Fort Bragg Installation Design Guide. The facility design incorporated DoD Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings and has an emphasis on sustainable design where economically feasible. The facility is designed to achieve a minimum LEED Bronze certifiable facility.

Munitions Facilities, Shaw AFB, SC

Project Manager

Customer Concept Documents (CCD’s) were prepared for five new munitions facilities at the existing 20th fighter wing munitions compound. The proposed facilities include:

Building A: 13,874-SF Mobility Storage/Support Equipment Facility for squadron administration, equipment maintenance and storage. The facility contains offices, classroom, communications, restrooms, mechanical and electrical rooms and storage lay down areas. A vehicle drive through and a training area is located between work bays.

Building B: 8,900-SF Four Bay Maintenance Facility includes offices, communications, restrooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and vehicle maintenance and storage areas.

Building C: 5,700-SF Munitions Administration Facility includes administrative offices, break room, dispatch, network equipment, restrooms, communications, and mechanical and electrical rooms.

Building D & E: 2,080-SF facilities for munitions storage and contains storage of ammunition with no occupied spaces.

BRAC 120-Person Army Dormitory

Project Manager/Architect

The ’08 BRAC dormitory project will provide a new 120-person dormitory for E1-E4 airmen to study, relax and socialize. The dormitory will be a three-story, energy efficient facility consisting of approximately 46,790-SF. The concept design features an “L” shape configuration connected to a central Commons building by a covered walkway at each floor. The design includes a base bid of 96 units with an option for 24 more units. The living quarter design features a 4-person living module with a central common living, kitchen, and laundry area. Each bedroom includes a private bathroom and walk-in closet. A one-story Commons building is located between the two wings, providing central mechanical, electrical, communications, and fire protection rooms, plus vending / pay phone, office, storage, and toilet areas. Construction consists of the innovative use of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (ACC) for floor decks and bearing wall panels. Additional features include an 12-foot wide multi-use path for pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular (limited) circulation route that interconnects the entire dormitory campus facilities. The Dormitory also features an innovative geothermal heat exchange system consisting of approximatey 180 geothermal wells spaced at 30 feet on center. The geothermal well trench system is designed to double as a stormwater collection component. The project incorporates the DoD Antiterrorism Standards and includes special structural designs for “progressive collapse”. The dormitory has achieved a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), Gold sustainability rating as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

BRAC, 96 PN Army Dormitory, Shaw AFB, SC

Project Manager/Architect

The BRAC Dormitory project will provide a new 96 PN Dormitory at Shaw AFB. The 3-story, 36,970-SF design features energy efficient geo-thermal wells. The concept features an “L” shaped design connected to a center Commons building with a covered walkway at each floor. The Dormitories meet the space/size criteria for the “Balcony Access, 4-Airman Module Plan”. The living quarter design features a 4-person module with a central common living area, kitchen and laundry. Estimated Construction Cost: $11,200,000. LEED - Self Certifiable

Repair/Construct Dining Facility, Moody AFB, GA

Project Manager

6,566-SF of new construction and 17,826-SF of renovations to upgrade an antiquated dining facility. Construction expansion was required for the serving lines, dining areas, entrances, food storage and dishwashing areas. Comprehensive furnishings related to interior design were included. Services included field investigations, surveys, design charrettes, final design, food service equipment layout, cost estimates, design sketches and construction administration/post design services. Construction Cost: $1,343,000.

MRI Architectural Group, Inc.

Patrick Air Force Base, FL

IDIQ Contract for Miscellaneous A/E Services 8(a). Projects included:
  • Upgrade Fire Suppression System
  • Hanger 75
  • Space Allocation Study for Base Commander’s Wing Staff
  • Renovate North Wing 1061 – Classroom & Offices
  • Repair Electrical Building 915
  • Electrical Vault
  • New Veterinary Clinic
  • Honor Guard Building 1402

Hanson Automated Concrete Pipe Manufacturing Plant, Auburndale, FL

Design/Build state-of-the-art automated concrete pipe facility located in Auburndale, FL.

Starchild Academy, Orlando, FL

Design of an educational facility which included pre-school, private kindergarten and after-school programs located in Central Florida.


Tampa International Airport Consolidated Rescue Firefighting Facility

The 27,000-SF ARFF Facility is a state-of-the-art complex that houses 10 firefighting vehicles in a drive-through design directly accessing the TIA aircraft apron system. The building accommodates 12-15 full-time firefighters with offices, training / conference rooms, kitchen, dining area, individual sleeping rooms and locker rooms. The firefighters’ fitness needs are met with a gym, sauna, whirlpool and a racquetball court that are incorporated into the design. The sloping roof form is directly related to the line-of-sight required between the control tower and taxiway ‘J’. The high bay portion of the building was located toward the control tower with the office space located toward the taxiway. The roof structure and roof mounted equipment fit just 2 feet under the mandatory line-of-site. The modern architecture is further enhanced with horizontal strips of metal panels, glass and split-faced concrete masonry veneer.

Okaloosa Regional Airport Airfield Rescue Firefighting Facility (ARFF), Okaloosa County, FL

Project Manager for the design of a new 15,000-SF ARFF.

Indiana Air National Guard, New Fighter Aircraft Hangar, Fort Wayne, IN

Project Architect for the design of a new 14,000-SF ready hangar using a combination of steel and concrete masonry. Project included investigative studies, multi-discipline design, preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates and construction phase services. Construction Cost: $2,000,000.

Palm Beach International Airport Expansion, Palm Beach, FL

Project Manager/Architect. Project included renovation of the 18,500-SF main terminal, and an addition of 18,700-SF on two levels for new TSA security requirements. Services included programming, schematic design, and interior design.

Rogers, Lovelock, and Fritz, Inc.

Quality of Life Facilities, NSA Naples, Italy

DoD Value Engineering Achievement Award | Recognition of Outstanding Performance | Recognition of Exemplary Performance
Project Architect

The project presented the opportunity to create a "community" for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation of more than 5,000 service personnel based in Naples, Italy. The design addressed strict environmental and political concerns and met schedule and budget constraints dictated by Congress.

Since the project site was completely filled with aging buildings, the phasing of demolition and new construction was critical. The older buildings had to be taken down to make way for the new, but every mission had to remain operational.

Personnel and airside areas were created within the Master Plan. The Master Plan established a 4-meter design grid for all new construction. The buildings had to be designed to be stand alone in case any of the planned facilities were unable to be funded. Personnel facilities included child care, health care, housing, dining, wellness / gymnasium / pool, service and retail functions, bank, theater, library, bookstore, chapel, post office, restaurant, club and administrative areas. Airside facilities included a passenger terminal, air cargo and hangar complex, public works and vehicle maintenance facility. The 450,000-SF project was designed and constructed in several phases over a period of ten years.

Support Site and Ancillary Facilities, Gricignano, Italy

Project Architect

The project included planning, design services and performance specifications to support a delivery system joining U.S. and Italian government agencies with Italian developers for build / lease back facilities serving approximately 10,000 service personnel.

Design teams spent a total of five weeks on site and developed concept Master Plans, Floor Plans and Elevations for 26 buildings in just 90 days. Master Plans addressed zoning and site constraints, utility and infrastructure plans, site appearance definition and landscape design.

Buildings included a community center, POV processing center, public works facility, support services, chapel / religious education, radio / TV studio, CDC, navy retail store, theater, fire station, housing recreation support, auto hobby shop, physical fitness center, youth services building, bowling center, recreation maintenance facility, Navy lodge with 96 rooms, defense re-utilization material office, telephone switch building and pass and ID facility.

Medical / Dental / VA Clinic, NAS Key West, Key West, FL

Project Architect

This project located on Cow Key Channel was a replacement facility for a deteriorating hospital structure. The design was complicated by the fact that certain existing buildings on the site had to remain operational during construction to serve the Air Force personnel. The 58,000-SF complex was a combination of three parts; the two story Medical / Dental component and main entrance, the central Pharmacy / Energy Plant component, and the VA clinic which had it's own entrance. The massing of the complex was intentionally broken into smaller elements as it was located in a residential area. The Key West style architecture with sloped metal roofing, wide overhangs, tinted windows and exterior waiting area porches was utilized to blend the complex into the surrounding island community. Construction Cost: $20,300,000.

Gaeta Support Site, NSA Gaeta, Italy

Project Manager

The project included the planning and design of a city for more than 1,500 service personnel and dependants based in Gaeta, Italy. Facilities included child care, family and bachelor housing, consolidated club, fitness center/pool, theater, chapel, DoD school, youth center, bowling center, housing welcome center, auto hobby shop, and administrative areas. Estimated Construction Cost: $79,000,000.

Quality of Life Facilities, NAS 1 and 2, Sigonella, Italy

Project Manager/Architect

Replacement of 40 aging buildings on an existing military base with 220,000-SF of new construction distributed between six new state-of-the-art facilities. The new buildings were placed within the site to create strong pedestrian ways and a series of landscaped outdoor rooms while maintaining complete operations during six years of construction. The design also provides flexibility for future expansion. The new facilities included an education / orientation center, library, dining hall, conference center, training / administrative spaces, chapel and indoor / outdoor recreational facilities contained within an architecture that responds to its local context and purpose. Estimated Construction Cost: $120,000,000.

Other projects included:
  • Replacement Dental Clinic, Lajes AB, Azores, Portugal – Project Manager/Architect
  • Airmen Dining Hall, Gunter AFB, Montgomery, Alabama – Project Architect
  • Student Dormitory and Strategic Weapons ‘A’ School, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia – Project Architect
  • 4000 Recruit Mess Hall, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida – Project Architect