Opus to Design-Build Second Project with Iowa National Guard
The Iowa Air National Guard recently chose Opus to design and build a 37,000-square-foot building on the 185th Air Refueling Wing base in Sioux City, Iowa.
Supporting airmen and administrative staff, the one-story building will replace an existing outdated facility. It is being designed to support the consolidation of many activities into one space, with ample parking for up to 324 vehicles. In addition to providing new program and training spaces, the building will feature an upgraded medical clinic designed for efficiency and flow, making it possible to care for many soldiers at once.
On weekends, up to 500 soldiers are served meals in the dining hall within two-hour periods. Efficiency is paramount, so Opus carefully designed the new dining facility to ensure serving lines flow smoothly, while providing seating for 180 people.
The building will be designed to meet anti-terrorism and force protection requirements for buildings, such as blast-resistant windows and considerations for standoff distances.
Bringing exceptional value through their fully-integrated model with architecture, engineering, interior design and construction in house and working on this project, this is the second Iowa Air National Guard project for which Opus was chosen.
Opus will break ground in spring 2018, and the building will be completed by the end of 2018.