As a result of base realignment and closure, key elements of the Army National Guard Headquarters and Readiness Center and the National Guard Bureau Joint Command will relocate to a new US$89 million facility on a 15-acre secure campus in northern Virginia.
The design features a triangular crystalline tower rising from a green podium. Nearly 150,000 square feet of highly secure spaces are contained in three below grade plaza levels, with 100,000 square feet rising above in a five-story tower.
Rather than creating a fortress, the solution projects a highly integrated image of landscape and building. The facility is designed to achieve LEED NC v2.2 Silver certification.
Both the secure spaces and the tower will have vegetated green roofs. The heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems will be designed for maximum energy, operating, and maintenance efficiency while providing the required levels of thermal comfort, flexibility, and redundancy.