Joint Region Marianas Headquarters
Location:Nimitz Hill, GU
Role :Architect, LEED Consultant
Client :U.S. Navy
Total SF :61,715
Sustainability :LEED Silver Certified
Awards :2010 Excellence in Construction Award for Renovation ($10-$100 million) - Guam Contractors Association
Project challenge: Take a 50-year old building and remodel it to accommodate the administrative offices for a demanding growth of departments requiring an increased need for presence, all the while seeking to be the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified military project in Guam.
This successful design/build addresses the growing needs of administration for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas (NAVFACMAR) and the Joint Guam Program Office (JGPO). The project involved design and construction of administrative spaces, an operations center and conference rooms for approximately 300 personnel.
The project retained 95% of the existing structure and envelope to reduce waste. All new electrical and mechanical system were installed using sustainable design strategies aimed to reduce energy consumption and conserve resources and minimize maintenance costs. The building’s exterior appearance was dramatically improved with new energy efficient window infills and a clean crisp color scheme.
The interior layout was designed to provide a balance between open and closed office spaces using modular walls and framings. In addition the design and specification of all furniture, equipment, artwork and accessories were part of the contract.
This project is proudly certified as a LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council.