U.S. Army Reserve Center, Parks RFTA, CA

The new training, administrative and storage facilities support 300 full-time members of the U.S. Army Reserve. Slated to be “Net Zero,” this 53,000 square foot complex was designed to be primarily cooled by natural ventilation - a first for the Army Reserve in the continental United States. The design incorporates radiant floor heating and a thermal mass wall. A full-height center corridor creates a stack effect pulling air in through open windows, through the building, and to the top of the corridor providing cooling and ventilation to the second and third floors. Designed for progressive collapse with redundancies in the structural systems, the design also took into consideration high seismic conditions in the Camp Parks area.