By Mike Molina, Editor / Published March 19, 2009
DENVER — The future home of the Air Reserve Personnel Center was winner of the Merit Award in the Concept Design Category at the 2009 U.S. Air Force Design Awards Program.
“This award further validates that employees can take pride in the future of ARPC,” said Capt. Paul Hubenthal, ARPC liaison to the construction project. “We’re building a new facility that has the latest and greatest in design and technology.”
Nineteen winners were named out of 87 entrants in this year’s awards program. Awards were given for first, second and third place, or Honor, Merit and Citation, respectively.
Facilities that are entered in the concept design category are judged on the degree to which programming requirements were met, uniqueness of the design solution, constructability, and compatibility with other facilities on the installation.
ARPC is scheduled to move to Buckley Air Force Base by 2011. Groundbreaking for the new building is expected later this year.
Design drawings of the building have been shown at commander’s calls, and employees voted in January for the color scheme that will be used for the building’s interior.
“We are extremely pleased with the diversity and level of design excellence associated with the 2009 winners,” said David Duncan, senior architect and program manager of the U.S. Air Force Design Awards Program, in an e-mail to the winners.
The awards program is managed by the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, and has recognized and promoted design excellence of Air Force facilities since 1976.