CINCINNATI, Ohio – The U.S Air Force recently presented the B&N-designed Airman’s Dormitory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio with a 2008 Citation Award for outstanding facility design. This is the project’s third facility design award and its first national award from the U.S. Air Force.
Burgess & Niple (B&N) designed accommodations for the new 108-person unaccompanied enlisted personnel Airman’s Dormitory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). The design-build project was one of the first Air Force dorms designed and constructed under a new Air Force design guide for residential facilities.
Upper floor balconies and walkways and a ground level courtyard connect the two dorm buildings to create a unified residential community. A curved pathway connects the courtyard’s gathering places where residents can relax, exercise and study. Inside, each dorm module is equipped with a private bedroom and bathroom and a common living space with kitchenette and laundry.
The buildings’ facades feature red brick knee and end walls, light-colored masonry walls at the first and second floors, intermittent dark banding at the first and second floors, continuous dark banding at the third floor and saw-tooth roof designs.
The dormitory was previously awarded a 2006 Merit Award for Concept Design and a 2007 Merit Award for Facility Design as part of the Air Force design awards program.