Projects Architecture

South Bend Armed Forces Reserve Center

South Bend, Indiana

DLZ provided architectural and engineering design services for an 80,000 S.F. Addition/Alteration project at the South Bend Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) for the Indiana Army National Guard. The project scope of work included approximately 40,000 S.F. of renovation and approximately 40,000 S.F. of new construction, including a new Vehicle Maintenance Building. The building program includes Training Classrooms, Administrative Offices, a Tactical Operations Center, Kitchen, Break Room, Fitness Room, Locker Rooms, and Storage.

The project also includes a significant amount of site development on the 25-acre site including parking and circulation, pervious pavements, military tactical vehicle storage, security fencing, Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) measures, bio-retention, grading and coordination of storm water drainage, landscape planting, irrigation, and site utilities. In addition, significant upgrades of the existing mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems as well as replacement of the roofing systems and improvements to the exterior envelope of the building were included. Sustainable and energy efficient design features support the project’s LEED Silver design objective.

Project Features

  • LEED Silver design
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling System