Multi-level Dormitories & Parking Structure

Twentynine Palms, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build

Straub-Martin Harris, A Joint Venture

Owner:  NAVFAC Southwest
Architect:  PGAL Architects
Value:  $18 million
Completion:  2011
  • Residential Dormitory
  • New Construction
  • 384 Living Units
  • 292,300 Total Square Feet
  • 550+ car packing structure
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • 56,100 Total Square Feet
  • USGBC LEED Gold Certification
  • “Outstanding” Interim Owner Evaluation
  • ABC San Diego Award – “Top Project by a General Contractor”
  • ABC National Eagle Award – “Top Project”, Mega-Projects Category
  • PV America Project of Distinction Award

The work of this project includes the design, engineering, and construction of three new dormitory buildings, new off-site chiller, and a new 550+ car parking structure at Twentynine Palms, CA. This project is a LEED Gold certified sustainable project.

The campus design concept the Straub/Martin-Harris/PGAL Team developed for this project blends the U.S. Marines bachelor quarters’ design standard with features that are inherent to college campuses and hospitality design throughout the country.

All three buildings are virtually identical four-story units (each building has 192 living units which house 384 enlisted personnel) compatible in size, style and color with the existing adjacent buildings. Each dormitory has community and service core facilities including multipurpose rooms, internet café and laundry facilities. The site plan is also compatible with the existing development pattern and character of the area and has the appropriate vehicular and pedestrian connections to the existing development.

The interior of this facility was designed so that residents have a more apartment-like environment, and do not have an institutional character.