1st naval construction division operations control facility

Originally designed to be the new SEABEEs headquarters, the base commander was so impressed with the facility, he officially designated as the Commanding Officer Headquarters. This Class A office space was designed to meet LEED Silver; however, MEB's design-build team was able to achieve LEED Platinum, the first and only military office building east of the Mississippi River.

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Project Details

The Design-Build project is a 2-story, 28,331 SF command headquarters facility and includes primarily office, communications, and support spaces and portions of the work were required to meet the physical security standards for a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). The trademark SEABEE mascot monument, a fighter bee carrying both tools and weapons, was relocated to the new buildings entrance. The site was designed in accordance DoD Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings, and the new facility has as Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) setback of 82 feet.  The building’s exterior is clad in brick veneer, with colors and details consistent with the Base Exterior Architecture Plan (BEAP). Major energy efficient and sustainable elements include rainwater harvesting, rooftop photovoltaics, porous pavement parking, sunlight reflectors and interior lighting motion sensors, as well significant increases to the efficiency of the building’s mechanical systems.