Ceiba Armed Forces Reserve Center Case Study
SMRT led the design team for this fast-track design-build project lauded by the U.S. Department of Defense for its design, efficiency and operational alignment. The AFRC includes a training building, vehicle maintenance shop, storage building and wash bay. SMRT designed the building envelope and HVAC systems to withstand an extreme tropical coastal environment for heat, humidity and corrosion. Minimizing construction time and costs, the team chose locally manufactured pre-cast panels for the exterior. The complex features educational and administrative spaces, an armory and fitness facility. The Center incorporates Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) standards and achieved LEED Gold certification.