Kleinfelder’s feasibility study for renovation and modernization of the Massachusetts Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) determined the existing facility did not fit the military’s long-term sustainability and mission needs, resulting in a selective modernization of key infrastructure and a new JFHQ.
To effectively execute the operational effectiveness of its military and emergency response mission, the Guard needed to modernize its deteriorating 30-year-old JFHQ. Additionally, the Guard needed to lower lifecycle energy costs by incorporating sustainable design standards and energy efficiency requirements in accordance with DODESA and EO13425.
Kleinfelder’s feasibility study and master plan assessed the Guard’s command and control infrastructure against its evolving mission requirements. After determining full facility renovation would exceed the cost of a new facility, we developed options to improve the facility’s energy efficiency and modernize its communications infrastructure, allowing ongoing operations during design and construction of a new JFHQ. Kleinfelder’s design charrette presented three alternative designs plus floor plans to enhance life safety and workflow, and prepared DD 1390 construction cost estimates to determine funding viability. The Adjutant General approved the charrette recommendations for upgrades to improve operational readiness and the efficient flow of daily activities.
Kleinfelder’s master planning and design services extended the operational readiness of the existing JFHQ while a new LEED Gold facility was designed and constructed. The sustainable designs enhanced the Guard’s military and emergency response mission by modernizing the command and control infrastructure, as well as improving worker comfort and effectiveness.
Massachusetts Army National Guard