The American Public Works Association (APWA), San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter, has selected the Andrew Mills Hall on Naval Base Coronado as the Project of the Year ($26-$75 M). The design-build team of architect RJC | Steinberg Hart and contractor Hensel Phelps was presented with the honor at the APWA 2018 Awards program held in late May at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.
RJC | Steinberg Hart’s design of Andrew Mills Hall, a LEED-Silver certified building, set a new standard for the quality of life provided in Naval bachelor living quarters by delivering a high-quality and high-performance dormitory that retains a welcoming, non-institutional character. The “market-style” apartments are the first of their kind on the West Coast for the Navy, and the Hall includes 234 suites for young sailors. While on-land, enlisted sailors can now enjoy stunning views of the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean from their bedrooms and living rooms. To further enhance the quality of life for enlisted sailors, the architects also created new opportunities for social and recreational interactions both inside communal lounges and outside in newly landscaped outdoor spaces.
“Andrew Mills Hall is a testament to our shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration with the Naval Base Coronado, NAVFAC Southwest, and the Hensel Phelps design/build team. Over 900 sailors now have a place to call home in an environment that instills excitement and pride,” said RJC | Steinberg Hart Associate/Senior Designer Peter Wurst, AIA.
The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the APWA recognizes exemplary local public works projects through its annual awards program. This recognition for Andrew Mills Hall marks the 10th APWA award that RJC | Steinberg Hart has received in the past eight years.
Members of the RJC | Steinberg Hart & Hensel Phelps design-build with Captain Dan Cook, NAVFAC Design Manager. Image credit: APWA, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter.