Training and Equipping our Reservists
Building For Improved Readiness
The California National Guard is among the largest reserve force in the country with more than 23,000 reservists standing ready to respond. In times of conflict or distress service members may also be deployed overseas in support of combat and humanitarian operations. Since the attacks on 9/11, California Guardsmen have mobilized nearly 40,000 times in the fight against global terrorism. They are committed to improving and protecting our communities, state, and nation. This new reserve center will help to strengthen and improve their readiness.
This new 300-member Army Reserve Center is a 43,000 square foot, three-story, training facility with administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, maintenance shop, vault, weapons simulator, physical fitness areas, and unit storage for fifteen Army Reserve units. The building has a unique split design with a massive concrete atrium wall that divides the building in half with a single story on the north side and three stories on the south side. The atrium wall is made of heat-trapping concrete to help heat the office area as well as drive the natural ventilation and cooling though buoyancy.
This project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification upon construction completion. The building’s design is an innovative combination of passive energy systems with radiant flooring, natural ventilation, walls and windows designed to facilitate natural ventilation, moisture resistance, and daylighting. Camp Parks is working toward a net zero future of zero net energy consumption and zero annual carbon emissions.
CLIENTUS Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
DESIGNMason & Hanger
SIZE43,000 square feet