DPT. OF DEFENSE – ACADEMIC COMPLEX RENOVATION
Health, safety, and security
This Department of Defense project involved renovating five academic and support buildings, which were originally built in the 1960s. The complex had been updated here and there, but were not up to today’s construction standards and codes. TETER Architects oversaw a team of eight different firms, managing a wide range of interrelated and discrete renovations throughout the complex. Each building had its own requirements, including in-depth analysis for seismic standards, roof replacement and repair, new and upgraded doors and windows to meet Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection (ATFP) security requirements, fire sprinklers and alarm systems, mechanical and electrical upgrades, replacement of corroded materials, updates to meet fall-protection requirements, insulation, and waterproofing. TETER brought restrooms up to Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requirements and either redesigned or added work space and support rooms to create a clean, comfortable work environment. The renovation of all five buildings now function better for its occupants, and meet government standards for health, security, and fire and life safety.