In this Design-Build project, we delivered a 26,134-square-foot training facility for the Company E, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion (RECON). It features administrative offices, classrooms, an organic equipment storage bay, a parachute drying tower and building support spaces.

The entry to the building is accentuated by its vertical element capped with a gable end roof. The entry area leads into the lobby, where the recruiting office and administrative offices are adjacent. The administration offices are grouped together as their own suite, providing sound control and privacy from other areas of the building. The corridor acts as a spine, and all other spaces work stem from it, including the OIC offices, classrooms, the lounge, toilets, the drill hall, the Paraloft and the Communications shop.

The exterior of the building is made of Insulated Concrete Wall Panels with red brick face to match the existing masonry — chocolate color accents, and a ground face concrete masonry sill. The use of soldier coursing and other masonry detailing adds subtle visual interest. High punched windows on the east walls of the Drill Hall and Fitness area provide natural light into these spaces. All of these exterior materials architecturally complement the surrounding buildings.

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Project Details
USGBC Certification
  • LEED Certified Silver
Markets
  • Department of Defense
Clients
  • U.S. Navy - Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Architects
  • Korte Design, Inc.
Services
  • Design-Build
  • Design Services
Size
  • 26,134 square feet
Location
  • Joliet, IL
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