Due to the extensive catalog of military related design experience, BDG was selected by FP&C to produce the design development / scoping documents for the 141st Readiness Center to be built at Jackson Barracks. Upon completion of the initial program, the criteria necessary to support this Field Artillery Battalion resulted in a four-story brick façade structure, encompassing 112,000 sq ft. Designed to harmonize with the existing historic structures found on Jackson Barracks, this brick clad steel framed facility contains training and administrative spaces, along with specialized storage and locker rooms, all in conformance with DOD design standards for Anti-Terrorism Force Protection. Further, as currently mandated, the building frame is designed to resist Progressive Collapse in the event of a terrorist attack.
A central component to the Readiness Center building was an adjacent central plant which was designed to support chill water distribution to other major facilities on the Jackson Barracks campus. This building also provide for distribution of electrical power and communication cabling to other adjacent facilities.
The Readiness Center as designed by BDG, was detailed and specified to assure Green Building Spirit Goal rating would be achieved.