Government & Municipal

 

 

DCAMM, Methuen Armory Readiness Center

Working with OMR Architects, RDK provided design services on this DCAMM project which involved the design and construction of a new two-story 67,112 SF Military Readiness Center, on the 5.5 acre Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG) site in Methuen, MA.

The newly expanded state-of-the-art readiness center houses a total of six National Guard units, and features heated and unheated storage, administration space, classrooms, a maintenance training work bay, kitchen, physical fitness area, locker room, toilet/shower rooms, assembly/drill hall and new parking.

RDK investigated multiple sustainable design initiatives including the use of energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, appliances and other equipment; use of solar preheating of makeup air; development of an annual audit program for energy consumption, waste streams, and use of renewable resources; water conservation measures; and LEED certification benefits analyses as one of the goals of the project was to produce a Massachusetts LEED-Plus certifiable facility.

At this Readiness Center in Methuen, the men and women of the Massachusetts National Guard will acquire the skills they need to protect the people in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the event of a national disaster or a civil emergency.  Furthermore, the troops at this center will go on to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom, putting themselves in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of our nation and in the quest for democracy.

RDK Engineers was proud to be part of the team who provided the soldiers the state-of-the-art workspace they need and deserve. 

 

      Key Features:

  • 67,112 SF New Building
  • $15.3M Construction Costs
  • SPiRiT/LEED requirements considered to achieve sustainability goals
  • LEED Silver