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Entry number: B08037
Statement of Design Approach:
Other pertinent documents and Guidelines utilized included: 415-5 Military Construction Army National Guard (MCARNG) Project Development; 415-10 Army National Guard Facilities Construction; 415-1 Design Guide for Armories; and MTOE Manning Document.
The Using Agency's direction to the A/E Team was to provide a unique image for the Readiness Center and incorporate force protection design concepts into the building.
The Architect's design approach was to provide a functional building, yet provide the facility with an individual personality and character.
The building has been strategically placed to make maximum use of the buildable areas on the site. It forms the nucleus of a complex which is planned to include a Civil Support Team Readiness Building and a Field Maintenance Shop. The building placement also adheres to restrictions dictated by the power transmission line and its easement which bisects the site.
There are no existing facilities on the project site. The west fence is a block wall to screen from public view the military vehicle parking and associated activities occurring behind the building. The east fence is ornamental iron with brick columns in keeping with the planned front view of the complex.
The Las Vegas (Henderson) Readiness Center is considered to have a low threat level with conventional standoff distance or unobstructed space defined as 10 meters (33 feet). The effective standoff distance has been defined as low level, or 25 meters (82 feet).
The LVRANG Readiness Center was constructed of concrete masonry units, pitched metal roofs, and concrete decks to provide added security to the enveloped design. Window areas were reduced and impact resistant glass was added to address force protection issues. Natural light and windows have been provided through the use of clerestory and light wells to all office and work areas. The facility was designed to meet the requirements of the National Guard Bureau's SPiRiT program.
The National Guard SPiRiT Program is now LEED. The building, as designed and built, obtained an unaudited rating of 54 points for a "Gold" Rating.
Special features include the following:
Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos
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