Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center

FSB’s award-winning design for the Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center provides a tangible home for a virtual program.

Nearly 100,000 Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard troops are serviced by the Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC). Providing a physical home for web-based virtual personnel services, this administrative facility allows troops deployed around the world to handle necessary paperwork related to promotions, as well as service entry, assignments, separations and retirement.

Working with multiple client groups, base personnel and in conjunction with adjacent simultaneous projects, the FSB team served as the A/E of Record for a new Air Reserve Personnel Center located at Buckley Air Force Base. Aesthetics, function and enhanced security needs were carefully balanced through close collaboration between center staff, base personnel and neighboring facilities.

Careful attention was paid to capitalize on mountain views to the northwest and southwest, while not blocking these same views for other facilities. A south-facing entryway for the facility aids in ice and snow removal during winter months.

The placement of mechanical equipment keeps it out of the weather, out of sight and easily maintainable. Low roof space was utilized as an outdoor break area for upper levels, and surplus soil excavations were utilized to construct an earthen barrier to limit line of sight views from the base perimeter.


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Buckley Air Force Base, CO


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District | U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command


80,000 SF


“Significant architectural presence yet highly compatible design. Simplicity in its organization that is quite successful. Plan consolidation efforts that are rewarded by programming efficiency. Reduction in space requirements while meeting functional requirements shows major design innovation. Overall, responds well to regional context.”

Juror Comments – USAF Design Awards
military and civilian staff members supported
separate tenants/user groups housed
projects simultaneously designed and coordinated under this contract