King Khalid Air Force Base: Guard Booth


Client: Royal Saudi Air Force
Project started: January 2015
Project type: Air Force, New Construction
Project size: 21 square meters
Project location: King Khalid Air Force Base

Basic program requirements: Security office; toilet; electrical room; vehicle gates
Tasks: Construction documents; decorative screen design; some project management; coordination with engineers
Programs: Revit Architecture

Michael Baker International
500 Grant St #5400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-269-6300

Michael Baker International partnered with Gilbane Building Company for a design build project at the King Khalid Air Force Base. The project, known as the King Khalid Training Center (KKTC), consisted of over 24 buildings – a mixture of renovations and new construction. New buildings included a Mosque, Student Center, Dining Facility, Dormitories, Maintenance Training Building, Avionics Facility, Guard Booth/Entry Control Facility, and a Headquarters. Michael Baker’s services included architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, fire protection design, mechanical design, plumbing design, civil design and structural design.

The KKTC is a campus consisting of several distinct building types which function as a central training facility for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The campus provides the facilities and support functions as required to provide complete maintenance training for the F-15SA aircraft. It was designed to a level of quality and aesthetic that is appropriate for its function and status. The architectural design closely adhered to the design intent indicated in the RFP.

I was discipline lead for a new 21 square meter guard booth located within a canopy structure. The guard booth and canopy were designed to act as a main entrance to the King Khalid Training Center (KKTC) campus. Access control was provided with both drop-arms and rolling gates. My responsibilities included the creation of the construction document set including detailing the entire building, project management, and coordination with the engineers. All work was done under the supervision of a senior architect.