Designer: Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic, Inc. Architects (DHK)
Contractor: J + J Contractors, Inc. .
Project Type: Design/Bid/Build
Project Cost: $15.3 Million
Gross Square Feet: 46,450
Substantial Completion Date: May 2014
The new Massachusetts Readiness Center in Natick is located on a 26 acre state-owned parcel located at 149 Speen Street. The Center provides a training center for and serves the peacetime missions of the 182nd Area Support Medical Company and the 26th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade units of the Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG).
The new Readiness Center consists of a 2-story assembly hall in a two-level arrangement that locates spaces requiring public access on the first level and the other spaces, i.e., offices, classrooms and the Command Suite on the second level.
Energy conserving features designed to accommodate the Readiness Center’s unique monthly cycle were incorporated into the design for a LEED Plus Silver rating.
Site design met all required federal security and Force Protection standards. The site work included storm water management systems.