Architecture, Buildings and Places, Engineering, Government

Cadets at the Air Force Academy return from physical training to their dormitory, Vandenberg Hall, which has undergone a full architectural rennovation in Colorado Springs, CO. Engineers and architects at URS and AECOM offices completed the work including upgrades to mechanical systems and infrastructure along with redone interiors, and replacement of all windows and curtain walls.

The six-story, 112,700 SF, 224-room Vandenberg Hall is one of two main dormitories at the Academy and one of largest student housing facilities in the United States. Designers were limited in use of materials and had to come up with creative engineering solutions as the building is on the national historic register.

Other work completed included stairway repair, replacement of terrazzo and substrate behind historic Italian tile and landscape and hardscape.

This exposure was taken at 1/25th of a second, at f 8.0 at ISO 100 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 24mm tilt-shift lens with heliopan circular polarizer on a tripod.

Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM

Originally published Dec 13, 2015

Author: Robb Williamson