Family Housing Replacement

Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Architect:  Sixty First Place Architects
Value:  $13,334,265
Award:  29 June 2005
Completion:  25 January 2007
  • Military Housing Facility
  • New Construction, Revitalization
  • 55 Family Housing Units
  • Completed Ahead of Schedule
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Sustainable Design Features Included
  • LEED Gold “SPiRiT” Level Certification
  • Self-Performed 18% of Scope
  • Outstanding” Owner Evaluation

This project involved the revitalization of an entire neighborhood with 55 family housing units which replaced 74 units that were demolished. Demolition included asbestos and lead-based paint removal/abatement. and reutilizing portions of existing infrastructure. Supporting facility improvements include new electrical and communications service connections, new water and sewer laterals, replacement of rolled curbs with curb and gutters and refinishing existing roadways, sidewalk additions, and revitalization of existing recreation amenities.

Design and construction consisted of variously configured one and two-story buildings which are factory built/manufactured and/or conventionally on-site constructed houses. Each new housing unit has a one car attached garage, individual central heating systems, central air conditioning and equipment and appliances including a range and oven, range exhaust hood with fire extinguishing system, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, water heater, carbon monoxide detectors, ceiling fans, whole house fan, and smoke detectors.

The site was designed with neighborhood connectivity, pedestrian circulation and safety as the primary focus. Pedestrian circulation is designed along desired paths of travel for walking between gathering areas and facilities. The topography and landscaping is designed to reinforce a sense of movement within the neighborhoods.

The design focused on Quality of Life for military families and optimization of materials and construction to achieve a new standard of durability and reduced life cycle costs. The design maximized USGBC Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) and “SPiRiT” scoring. In addition, all designs were prepared in accordance with the EPA Energy Star Home program.