P-406 Police, Dog Kennel, and Security Operations Facility, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA
Bowman, Foster & Associates teamed up with RRMM Architects to provide a design team for this Design/Build project requiring design documentation development for a Police and Security Operations Facility, maintenance building and kennel. Completed in January 2008, it achieved a USGBC LEED Silver certification on a fixed budget using standard construction practices and off-the-shelf materials. This project included three (3) buildings totaling approximately 25,000 square feet of new construction on a previously developed site.

The main building and kennel are concrete masonry structures with brick veneer on pile foundation. The maintenance building is a per-engineered structure. The police building includes spaces for administration, investigative offices, interrogation rooms and associative viewing and waiting areas, operations area, dispatch, evidence vault, holding area, fingerprint room, urinalysis lab and office, training/briefing rooms, armory, male and female locker and shower areas, storage, elevator and general purpose area (lobby, waiting area, kitchen, break area, bunkrooms and laundry). BFA and team deployed a number of concepts including: Carpooling and ultra-low emission vehicles get preferred parking, dry retention ponds filter and infiltrate stormwater, waterless urinals and low-flow fixtures reduce the use of potable water. The main building was sited to work with solar orientation. Energy saving features included an efficient chiller and boiler, a highly reflective roof, a high performance building envelope and occupancy sensors to control electric lighting. Eco-friendly features include tankless water heaters, FSC-certified wood, and materials with low chemical emission. This project completed construction in 2008 at a construction cost of $ 9,000,000. Our Design Team, lead by BFA’s Chad Luettel, PE, LEED AP, received the 2008 Hampton Roads Associate Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) Design Award of Excellence for Best Sustainable Design Project. According to the Judges, “The Design Team went above and beyond what they were asked to achieve – easily achieved LEED Silver Certification when only basic was required…”