offutt air force base dormitory

Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha
Architect: LHB, Inc
Location: Offutt, NE
Size: 51,150 SF
Value: $18,971,445
Delivery Method: Design-Build
This design-build project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the design and construction of a new, three-story, 120-person dormitory. The overall goal of the project was to balance familiar residential amenities with durable, low maintenance solutions that provide a high quality of life to the Airmen that serve at Offutt AFB. The new building features 30 suites, each consisting of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, common kitchens, living room space, and a washer and dryer.

Architecturally, the building consists of exterior face brick, concrete roof tiles, thermally broken windows, curtainwall and storefronts, which also comply with UFC 4-010-01, DOD minimum Antiterrorism Standard for Buildings. Interior finishes included durable, low maintenance porcelain ceramic and carpet tile. The mechanical system utilizes an existing well field to serve a ground source heat pump system for primary heating and cooling.

The selected site is located on a prominent hill adjacent to other base residential features, promoting a neighborhood feel. The site required extensive topographic change, including demolition of an existing building and the addition of a new access road from Airman Drive to the Nelson Drive and SAC Boulevard intersection. This road extension navigated over 30ft of elevation difference and provided a second means of access to the neighborhood.

The facility is developed with CCTC and Access Control to provide security for the Airmen occupants. The project is designed in accordance with LEED NC 2009-NC and is LEED Silver Certified.