Air Force announces 2012 Design Award winners Published Nov. 19, 2012 By Eric M. Grill Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, The Air Force Civil Engineer, announced the winners of the 2012 Air Force Design Awards Nov. 13. "These winning projects represent the Air Force's continued commitment to providing quality facilities that are truly 'resource efficient' and built to last," Byers said in his announcement. The awards, established in 1976, are presented annually to recognize and promote design excellence. Design awards are presented in three levels. Honor awards signify the best in design followed by merit awards. Citation awards, the third award level, are given to designs that possess a special aspect that also deserves recognition, said David Duncan, U.S. Air Force Design Awards Program manager. "Each year, we make an effort to secure jurors of the highest professional standards who are knowledgeable of the Air Force's design standards," Duncan said. "This year, we asked jurors to place a strong emphasis on cost control, energy efficiency, functionality and sustainability, instead of focusing largely on aesthetic quality as in years past," he said. 2012 Honor Award recipients are: Facility Renovations and Additions: Dormitory renovation, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., and Historic Theater, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Facility Design: U.S. Central Command headquarters, MacDill AFB, Fla. 2012 Merit Award winners are: Facility Renovations and Additions: Office of Special Investigations building, Joint Base-Charleston, S.C. Landscape Architecture: Antiterrorism/Force Protection Upgrade, Peterson AFB, Colo., and Stormwater System, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Facility Design: Fitness Center, Fairchild AFB, Wash.; Fire Station, Nevada Air National Guard, Reno, Nev.; Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.; and William A. Jones III building, Joint Base Andrews, Md. 2012 Citation Award recipients are: Facility Renovations and Additions: C-130 Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Peterson AFB, Colo. Facility Design: East Side Three Bay Fire Station, Hill AFB, Utah; Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Sheppard Hall, Joint Base Andrews; and Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.