ANG Readiness Center

Constructed to Meet BRAC and LEED Criteria
Clark's expertise, management, and professionalism resulted in a project that was on schedule and within budget. The Air National Guard demanded the latest in secure video conferencing within our conference rooms, training centers, and General’s Command Center. Clark Construction along with S2N Technology Group provided us with an exceptional end product.
Benjamin W. Lawless, PE, YF-03, Chief - Operations Division, National Guard Bureau
Location: 
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Client: 
Air National Guard
Contract Value: 
$98,900,000
Size: 
170,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2011
Certification: 
LEED Silver

The 170,000 square-foot ANG Readiness Center provides the Air National Guard (ANG) with a secure, centralized command. Clark, working collaboratively with the government and various project partners, took an integrated "one team" approach to design and construction.

ANG Readiness Center's performance features meet the requirements of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act. The ANG Readiness Center was designed and built to maximize operational efficiency, accommodate growth, and promote interaction and teamwork among employees. The glass- and steel-clad structure meets anti-terrorism/force protection standards and includes office space for 600 military and civilian workers, conference spaces, a fitness center, and a food services area. A two-story glass walkway connects the new building with an existing ANG facility next door, and a three-story, open atrium serves as a social gathering area. Design-build audio/video and IT packages completed a state-of-the-art mission critical fit-out and allowed the ANG’s operations to seamlessly transition to the new building.

Though the building was customized to the ANG’s needs, the project had to be implemented within the confines of a restrictive master plan which governed roadways, parking, site improvements, and utility improvements. Despite these constraints, the project team met all milestone dates as promised or ahead of the critical government possession dates.

The ANG Readiness Center was named Shepperd Hall during the ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald. W. Shepperd, a former director of the ANG.

Sustainability

Designed and constructed to LEED Silver certification standards, the ANG Readiness Center features highly efficient lighting and HVAC systems as well as a unique storm water management system. Automatic dimmers and intelligent sunshades greatly reduce the building’s energy consumption. Storm water is recycled and filtered through natural drainage systems prior to discharging into the storm water management ponds. On top of the building is a 30,000 square-foot green roof, the first of its kind at an ANG facility.

S2N Technology

As a subcontractor to Clark, S2N managed the design and installation of the audio visual systems in 26 secure and public conference rooms and the building's event announcement system. S2N also installed the 13' x 8' LED display which is a focal point in the building's lobby area.

Awards: 
ENR NY Best Government/Public Building Project - Award of Merit
NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence - Best Suburban Office