P-125 Joint Reserve Center

Des Moines, Iowa

Navy and Marines share this state-of-the-art training facility.

The 46,199-square-foot Reserve Training Center adjacent to Camp Dodge in Iowa was designed for use by Marine Corps and Navy reservists to increase unit readiness in preparation for combat. The facility includes reconfigurable administration areas, flexible multi-purpose classrooms and a drill hall large enough for training and ceremonies. Configuration, color schemes, finishes and acoustics played major roles in designing the new facility to meet the users’ individual needs while also providing a cohesive design for all to enjoy upon visiting. The project also includes a Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Mixed Martial Arts Pit.

The project was designed with future expansion in mind.

The site was strategically developed to allow for an adjacent training center to be constructed without disrupting major systems, such as the underground utilities or stormwater system. Native grasses were planted in the disturbed area outside of the building site to maintain the agrarian environment further.

Providing opportunity for cross-training with Iowa National Guard.

The new facility was constructed on a greenfield site adjacent to Camp Dodge. Regular meetings with key stakeholders ensured that the new site design had the capability of being integrated into Camp Dodge, one of the largest training facilities in the region. This provides opportunities for cross-training with the Iowa National Guard.

  • One-story, 46,199 SF Reserve Training Center
  • One-story, 3,254 SF Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  • 400 SF Marine Corps Martial Arts Pit
  • Offices/Administrative Areas
  • Classrooms/Training Space
  • Drill Hall
  • Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)
  • Exterior covered weapons cleaning area
  • Concrete foundations, concrete floor, masonry walls
  • Drive-through maintenance bays
  • Tactical vehicle parking/storage area
  • Privately owned vehicle parking
  • Tactical security fencing
  • Medical exam rooms
  • Showers/Locker Room
  • Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection
  • Implemented a collaborative, integrated design approach, including a Sustainability Design Charrette in conjunction with the Concept Design Workshop
  • Designed to take advantage of solar orientation and prevailing winds
  • Designed to achieve a 38% energy consumption from baseline based on ASHRAE 90.1-201
  • Commissioning was performed on all of the major building systems, including the building envelope
  • Roof areas and at least 50% of the hardscape areas were provided with high solar reflectance index (SRI) materials
  • Plumbing fixtures are low-flow and USEPA Watersense-labeled products
  • All landscaping provided is native or adapted species, drought-tolerant, and does not require irrigation
  • Installed materials meet VOC and emission requirements defined in ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings
  • Installed materials include products with recycled content that exceeds 10% by cost and comply with recommendations of the EPA Procurement Guidelines
  • Pending Guiding Principles Compliance for New Construction

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