Helicopter Operations Facility

Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

Consolidating two squadrons was important and necessary.

The function of this new 65,982-square-foot facility at Joint Base Andrews is to accommodate the consolidation of the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS) into one state-of-the-art facility.

Aesthetically pleasing benchmark facility.

The Helicopter Operations Facility is located in a critical area of the Joint Base Andrews installation. It resides just north of the Air Force One Hangar and is sandwiched between the active airfield taxiways and Arnold Avenue, which serves as the ceremonial procession route for the President of the United States and guests as they drive to the White House. Our goal was to set a new, aesthetically pleasing benchmark for future development at Joint Base Andrews, with careful attention to detail and acknowledging the best features of adjacent buildings. We focused on high-quality finishes while complying with the requirements of the base’s Architectural Compliance Plan (ACP). The new facility is a clean and handsome design response, adhering to the base aesthetic requirements while offering a new standard in architectural design in this critical area of Joint Base Andrews.

Steadfast in our commitment to cost savings opportunities.

Early in the design process, the team realized there was a better way to secure the facility that offered both functional and economical value to the customer. Because of the mission requirements of the facility’s tenants, the building itself had to be located on the secure side of the perimeter fence that separates the flight line from the rest of the base. The Government’s request for proposal (RFP) required the secure fence to be extended around the building to include a new vertical pedestrian turnstile, an ADA accessible sally port, and one sliding gate for vehicular access to the simulator bay. Our enhanced solution was to physically tie the secure fence to the northwest and southeast corners of the newly constructed facility and move the secure access point to the front door of the facility, which essentially allowed for the elimination of the pedestrian turnstile, ADA accessible sally port, and sliding vehicle gate. With this design solution, Haskell returned a credit of $49,237 to the customer for the deletion of these elements.

  • 65,982 SF, two-story, steel structure near active airfield taxiways
  • 37,724 SF office and administrative area
  • Secure, accredited ICD-705 compliant facility
  • 5,160 SF SAPF space
  • High bay facility with 5-ton capacity overhead crane
  • Aircraft simulator large enough to contain a UH-1N helicopter
  • Sleeping quarters
  • Fitness center with men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Anti-terrorism/force protection blast load criteria
  • 110 parking spaces
  • Pending LEED® Silver
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Greener Tomorrow Award
  • UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements
  • Exceptional site stormwater retainage eliminating run-off into sensitive waterways
  • Drought resistant native landscaping
  • Closed-cell spray insulation for exceptional air, thermal and vapor barrier with superior moisture control
  • Increased natural daylighting in administration areas and corridors
  • High-solar reflectance roof systems which reduce heat-island effect
  • High efficiency VRF system to minimize energy use while providing thermal comfort to various demands, saving 32% and 506,765 kWh/year
  • Reduce water consumption, saving 41.15% and 28.8 kGal/year
Vice President & Division Leader – Federal

Haskell's entire staff for both design and construction was very professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and experienced. The collaborative effort between Haskell's in-house design and construction professionals, NAVFAC's management and the end-users resulted in a premier facility."

Dale Barrett
Senior Construction Manager, NAVFAC Washington
Operational support offices

Haskell's entire staff for both design and construction was very professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and experienced. The collaborative effort between Haskell's in-house design and construction professionals, NAVFAC's management and the end-users resulted in a premier facility."

Dale Barrett
Senior Construction Manager, NAVFAC Washington
Andrews HOF interior

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