Vehicle Maintenance Shop (VMS)

Client: Not to be disclosed
Project started: June 2017
Project type: Military/Vehicle Maintenance Shop, New Construction
Project size: ~264 square meters
Project location: Not to be disclosed

Basic program requirements: Maintenance bay; shop offices; tool and parts storage; restrooms, breakroom and other employee facilities; utility rooms
Tasks: RFP documents; space planning; exterior façade and building design; attended meetings with the client and modified documents “on-the-fly”
Programs: Revit Architecture

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

Michael Baker International was tasked with the creation of RFP documents for a Vehicle Maintenance Shop (VMS) located within a military hospital campus in the Middle East. The exact location and client for this project cannot be disclosed. Michael Baker’s services included architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, fire protection design, mechanical design, plumbing design, civil design and structural design.

I assisted the discipline lead in the creation of the RFP drawing set for a new 264 square meter facility. The facility program included 2 maintenance bays with access pits, shop offices, tool and part storage, restrooms, breakroom and other employee facilities. The building was designed as a PEMB (Pre-Engineered Metal Building) and was considered a “free-standing” addition to an adjacent existing VMS.

I was responsible for producing the RFP drawing set using Revit Architecture 2016, including but not limited to the space planning for the building, the exterior building design, and resolving any conflicting programmatic issues. Additional responsibilities included coordination with the engineering disciplines, acting as the BIM/CAD manager for the project, assembling packages for the submissions, and responding to client comments. All work was done under the supervision of a senior architect.