Army Reserve Center - Fort AP Hill, Virginia
“This facility is magnificent,” said John Knapp, Virginia state director for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who served in the Army Reserve. “When a young soldier walks into a facility like this, he walks in feeling like, ‘The Army cares about me.’”
The $12 million complex consists of a 32,917-square-foot training center, 7,433-square-foot organizational maintenance shop and 1,065-square-foot unheated storage building, and is certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, exceeding the minimum federal LEED Silver requirement.
The facility includes a geothermal Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system, tankless hot water heating and LED interior lighting.
“This is a unique facility in the 99th RSC’s 13-state region, in that it is the only example of geothermal energy that we have,” Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff said.
The center is part of the Grow The Army program, which supports the Army's goal of maintaining soldier readiness while meeting mission requirements through the creation of new facilities and units.
This facility will be home to the Army Reserve’s 310th Multi-Role Bridge Company, whose mission it is to transport, assemble, disassemble, maintain and retrieve Army bridging systems. The unit was activated here during a ceremony held Oct. 13, 2012. The soldiers of this unit will use this state-of-the-art facility to ensure that the Army Reserve continues to provide trained and ready troops to the nation. The facility will serve approximately 266 reservists during the maximum drill weekend. It is anticipated that the facility will be used three weekends per month for Army Reserve training activities.
The Project consists of a new 600-member Army Reserve Center Training Building (ARC) that also incorporates unit storage and unheated storage functions, an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) and a Wash Rack. These facilities are complete with required utilities, storm drainage and water quality controls, communications, electric, HVAC, fire protection/alarm systems, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), force protection measures, and site improvements.
Interior finishes will be selected that are sustainable, easily-maintained and light in color providing functional, aesthetically pleasing environments. Natural daylighting will be provided to as many of the interior spaces as possible given the plan configurations, with colors and finishes coordinated to create a cohesive design.