The Faribault Armed Forces Reserve Center, as a joint venture between the Minnesota Air National Guard, the United States Army Reserves, and the City of Faribault is a facility which on one hand is a highly secured military facility, and on the other is a welcoming public building, open for community use, in which the public and military personnel are encouraged to interact.
CLIENT: Minnesota Air National Guard, the United States Army Reserves, and the City of Faribault
Type: law enforcement
Size: 51,600 SF
A Sustainable Series of Spaces
The primary spaces include office areas, classrooms, a distance learning classroom, an assembly hall, commercial kitchen, toilet rooms, shower rooms, locker rooms, military unit storage rooms including arms vaults, mechanical, electrical and equipment rooms. Using the LEED process as a guideline, sustainable design features are incorporated throughout to provide a balance of economic, environmental, and societal benefits via materiality, orientation, planning, and energy efficiency.