Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Burgess & Niple (B&N) was retained by Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) for a design-build project to provide accommodations for a new 108 person unaccompanied enlisted personnel Airman’s Dormitory.
Design includes a community building and a courtyard floor that provides a tranquil common area for the entire complex including a curved pathway connecting small-scale gathering places where residents can relax, exercise and study. It also includes dormitory modules providing a private bedroom and bathroom and a common living space with kitchenette and laundry.
The exterior design of the dormitory blends with the rest of the campus while maintaining its own identity. Both 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 received a 2006 Merit Award for Concept Design, a 2007 Merit Award for Facility Design and a 2008 Citation Award for Facility Design as part of the Air Force Design Awards program.