LOCATION: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton San Diego California

  P-532 Armory, 1st Marine Division

This project consists of the demolition of four existing concrete buildings originally constructed in 1951 and used as a helicopter training facility for some of the Marines first helicopter based operations during the Korean conflict.
Once demolition has been completed, construction will begin on a new 30,843, square foot state of the art Armory servicing the 1st Marine Regiment. The new masonry building will include a weapons storage area, weapons distribution ports, administrative offices, and a covered outdoor weapons cleaning area.
This design/build project has required close collaboration between end users, facility managers and designers. Tectonics A/E of San Diegos valuable input was also given by trade subcontractors and specialty contractors to maximize design efficiency and control costs.
Additional energy conservation measures were implemented into the design, with use of roof top photo-voltaic arrays and internal energy management systems, to minimize energy footprint.
Other conservation measures included the grinding and re-use of concrete from the old building for foundation and fill of the new structure and minimal drought resistant landscaping surrounding the building.

Project Value:  $9,594,457.00