- Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific
- Contract Amount: $39.7M
This new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters located on Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay was a design-build collaboration with Mason Architects, Inc. and Group 70 International. The five-story, 72,271-SF, concrete facility including roof and exterior wall construction, was constructed on concrete foundations appropriate for high humidity and natural disasters. The facility accommodates up to 300 personnel in a semi-private lodging environment made up of 150 standard 2+0 dwelling units consisting of a living and sleeping area for two occupants, bathroom with a shower, space for micro-refrigerator, and two personal storage closets. The communal and service core areas include laundry facilities, lounges, duty officer and bunk room, sundecks, barbecue pavilions, housekeeping facilities, vending area, and public restrooms.
“Quality of Life” was the primary design emphasis, where accommodations were provided with a residential theme with varying massing of the buildings, pitched roofs, air-conditioned spaces, and recreational facilities. While maintaining an aesthetic appearance, the new facility was designed and built with a high degree of durability to withstand the corrosive environment of Kaneohe Bay.
About a year into performance, Nan, Inc. received a Letter and Certificate of Appreciation from the Navy for its “exemplary safety performance” on the project. This project also received a LEED Silver Certification.