Squad Ops/AMU and Group Headquarters


2008 Design Award, AMC/USAF Design Awards

Construction Cost: US $16,575,000

The New BRAC complex for MacDill AFB is a two-story structure integrating two adjacent buildings to form a complex which enhances its compatibility with the community of buildings of similar form, style, material and details on MacDill AFB. The architecture design by Blair Remy, working under Dorsey & Dorsey Engineers, features a contemporary interpretation of traditional elements of the historic vernacular of the Florida coast.

The design exhibits a horizontal building expression conveyed with a base plinth of Brazil-Nut colored stucco. Contrasting Seed Pearl color on stucco reinforces the horizontal theme with its use on the second level exterior facade, louvered vents, pilasters and beams. Hipped roofs with projecting eaves are consistent with the Base Architectural Compatibility Plan (ACP). As stated in the ACP, “The resulting architectural character is a contemporary Florida Coastal style.”

The complex is 31,439 SF encompassing a new two-story facility, alteration to 17,400 SF of existing Building 6 and renovation 12,000 SF of Building 55 which serves as a collateral group headquarters facility for active duty personnel. The completed facility will accommodate the Consolidated Squadron Operations, Aircraft Maintenance Unit and Life Support requirements for 16 KC-135 aircraft and will be jointly used by active duty and reserve personnel.