Air National Guard Headquarters and Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, was designed by AECOM, that located in United States, The building is designed with a concrete frame structural system. Phase I follows the stringent requirements and design criteria for progressive collapse to meet Anti-terrorism and Force Protection guidelines. Phase 2 follows standard design practice. Insulated metal panels will be used on part of the west façade, and major portions of the east façade’s spandrel panels will be composed of horizontally subdivided sections of flat and ribbed metal panels. Approximately 57% of the overall roof area of the new building will be a vegetated extensive green roof application, ideal for this structure where very minimal maintenance is preferred.
The design consists of a four-story office wing (Phase 1) with an adjoining two-story conference centre (Phase 2). The two phases will be connected by a three-level atrium that ties back to Conaway Hall on the second level. The ground level connection will be an exterior, open air path, protected by the enclosed second floor connector above.
A formal plaza to the southeast of the building will define the new south entry for the ANG campus. The building façade will use a combination of glass, metal panels and a minimal use of stone and masonry features to create an image that is distinct and substantial, yet harmonious with the surrounding context.