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KMA Architecture & Engineering to design facility at Nellis AFB

KMA Architecture & Engineering has been retained by Teehee-Straub JV to design the expansion of the Test Evaluation Squadron Facility at Nellis Air Force Base in Clark County, Nevada.

Designs are currently under way and the project is expected to begin construction in spring 2012.

The expansion encompasses a one-story addition to the existing Test Evaluation Squadron Facility, which is located along the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base.

The 16,000-square-foot design includes clerestory windows for daylighting and a shaded outdoor gathering area.

The finished building will provide administrative spaces, as well as classified administrative, secure briefing and video/teleconference auditorium spaces. The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.

“The remodeled building will better accommodate and help streamline administrative divisions,” said Don Blair, president of KMA Architecture & Engineering. “It will also provide additional meeting, teaching and briefing space, which is always in high demand.”

The KMA team consists of Jay Janda and Heather Mertes. Engineering partners include SMR Consulting Group for structural, Engineering Partners for electrical, DSEngineering for mechanical and plumbing, and Construction Testing & Engineering for civil. Young Co. has been retained for interior design and Veltre Engineering as the fire/life safety consultant.

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