188th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Headquarters
Arkansas Air National Guard
Fort Smith, AR : Completed 2011
LEED Gold Certified
Award: Excellence in Construction award in the category of Commercial $5-10 Million by the Arkansas Associated Builders and Contractors, 2011.
First LEED Gold facility in the United States Air National Guard. Solar power provides a portion of the building’s electricity and hot water, as well as lighting to the parking lot. A rain water harvesting system is used for toilet water, while a geothermal heating and air system utilizes the earth’s consistent temperature. The building was designed to allow natural daylighting into most spaces and includes clerestory windows, further reducing the energy consumption.
The building includes office space, conference rooms, classrooms, and shop areas. The second floor offices are built with demountable partitions to allow for easy reconfiguration of the space. The entire building was designed for the option of a future expansion.