The Korte Company partnered with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) to deliver the two-story Design-Build 55,000-square-foot Army Reserve Center facility (ARC). The scope of work also included a 3,000-square-foot unheated storage building (USB).
The LEED-Certified ARC’s steel-framed construction included load-bearing concrete masonry and steel stud exterior walls with brick veneer and metal panel facades. To improve overall building performance, the facility’s envelope incorporated a continuous air barrier system that encapsulated the occupied space, effectively minimizing airflow through the assemblies.
The floor and wall covering materials used throughout the building were selected not only for their sense of visual appeal but for their durability. All floor and wall covering materials are washable and easily cleaned via conventional commercial means. Another key goal was to utilize as many sustainable or “green” materials as possible while still maintaining an acceptable budget.
Site grading and on-site storm drainage systems were designed to collect and convey stormwater runoff away from all proposed buildings and parking areas to multiple infiltration/detention (bio-retention) basins. Utilities provided to the site included gas, domestic water, fire main, sewer, electrical and communications.