McGuire Airforce Base Dormitory Renovation


Client: McGuire Air Force Base
Project started: August 1, 2016
Project type: Air Force, Renovation
Project size: ~28,000 square feet
Project location: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

Basic program requirements: Apartments & common spaces
Tasks: Space planning/schematic design; construction documents; some project management; client meetings (on-site); coordination with engineers; design analysis
Programs: Revit Architecture

Michael Baker International was the designer of record for the renovation of an existing dormitory at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Michael Baker’s services included architecture, interior design, fire protection design, structural design, and civil design.

The building, constructed in the 1970s, was designed as a dormitory for 1st year Airmen. Michael Baker was tasked with the re-design of the rooms from sleeping rooms with shared bathrooms to apartment style units. The re-design would include the addition of ADA accessible units, storage rooms, and new common spaces. McGuire Air Force Base stressed the need for the units to feel more collegiate and contemporary in their interior design.

I was responsible for producing the construction document set using Revit Architecture 2016, including but not limited to all detailing for the building. Additional responsibilities included surveying the existing building, space planning, coordination with the engineering disciplines, acting as the BIM/CAD manager for the project, assembling packages for the submissions, attending on-site client meetings, writing the design analysis, working with interior design on the selection of finishes, and working with product manufacturers. All work was done under the supervision of a senior architect.

Project was developed up to 30% only.