Comprehensive A/E Services at Air Force Base Space Innovation and Development Center | Benham | Architecture, Engineering, & Designbuild Firm

Comprehensive A/E Services at Air Force Base Space Innovation and Development Center

Project Description

  • Client: 
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
  • Location: 
    Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

The Space Innovation and Development Center is a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) simulation center that supports research in advanced space technologies. The 127,000-square-foot Space Innovation and Development Center (SIDC) facility was completed in two building phases. In Phase I, the 48,000-square-foot Space Test and Evaluation Facility (STEF) was completed.  For Phase II, Benham performed full architecture and engineering design services for the 79,000-square-foot Air and Space Integration Facility (ASIF).

The SIDC includes computer simulation and operations centers, SCIF areas, soundproof rooms, special-purpose areas, administrative offices, loading dock, storage space, remote mail facility, kitchenettes, and mechanical/electrical/electrical/communications support rooms for high-reliability utility support.

Along with architecture, engineering, and advanced communications systems services, Benham provided comprehensive interior design packages for both facilities. The design and finishes were selected to coordinate providing a cohesive facility that takes into consideration sustainability, durability, and ergonomics. Our interior design services included:

 Space programming
 Site investigations and survey
 Design charrette
 Space planning

Benham also provided sustainable/green design services. The sustainable design features include:

 Maximized open space
 Stormwater quantity control
 Light pollution reduction (shaded parking lot lighting)
 Water use reduction (low-flow toilets and urinals)
 Construction waste management (extensive construction waste recycling)
 Recycled content (high utilization of recycled materials)
 Indoor air quality (high utilization of low-emitting materials throughout building)
 Controllability of systems (extensive use of automated lighting and thermal comfort systems)

Other Benham services provided include:

 Innovative audio-visual and graphics displays
 Anti-terrorism/force protection measures
 Access control and intrusion detection systems
 Protected distribution systems
 Classified and unclassified networks
 Raised access flooring
 All conference rooms configured and equipped for presentation technology

 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Award for Excellence
 Exceptional ACASS Evaluation
 U.S. Air Force Honor Award

Project was designed to be LEED® certified. LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the United States and/or other countries.

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