Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)


This Design-Build MCAS Operations Complex consists of two buildings, an Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station (AFRS) and a Terminal and Operations Building. It also includes a central plan, and airfield, and parking. The terminal building includes a main terminal with passenger check-in and customer service, security, agriculture room, departure lounge, VIP departure lounge, baggage claim, exhibitory display, snack bar with full kitchen, baggage handling and related offices, and contains typical scanning and other equipment used for airport terminals. It houses a cargo area with special equipment used for airport terminals. It houses a cargo area with special equipment for moving pallets around and stacking them (not the 4 x 4 pallets either) with rooms to support the cargo activities including a locker room and office, supply storage and mail room.

The AFRS building is a dedicated fire and rescue station for aircraft.  It consists of an apparatus bay for its trucks, office area, work equipment area, conference and training room, as well as dormitories, recreation area, full kitchen, fitness area, and a dispatch office tower (similar to a control tower) which has the capabilities to double as a control tower. Additionally, a portion of the roof is used for training. PV installed at the parking area is able to produce enough energy to zero out what it consumes.  High STC ratings to help keep the workspace at comfortable levels. The terminal is pending LEED Silver certified, while the ARFF building will be LEED Gold certified.

Location: Kaneohe, HI
Role: Architect
client Department of the Navy
sustainability Pending LEED Silver and AFRS will be LEED Gold
Awards 2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards in Category of Aviation - National Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2015 (merit award) in the Design-Build/Design-Assist Construction category - GCA Build Hawaii