How do you design a defense facility to serve the needs of the U.S. Air Force’s 308th Guardian Angel Squadron, a growing squadron of Combat Rescue Officers, Para-Rescue Jumpers, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialists?

RS&H and Woolpert formed a joint venture last year to design such a facility, a space that includes offices and training rooms but also a 100-foot parachute drying tower and a training pool. Not only does the 63,600-square-foot facility have all of these features, but it also incorporates resilient design strategies to withstand adverse weather conditions at Patrick Air Force Base on the Space Coast of Florida.

RS&H Defense Practice Vice President Richard Hammett, AIA, LEED AP, M.SAME, and Woolpert Program Director Doug Brown, P.E., PMP, LEED AP, M.SAME, penned a story about the expansion of the squadron’s facility was designed to meet unique training, equipment and resiliency requirements for the latest issue of The Military Engineer.

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