HomeNewsArticle Display

AFCEC unveils 2018 Air Force Design Awards winners

KC-46A Three-Bay General Maintenance Hangar, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas

The KC-46A Three-Bay General Maintenance Hangar, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, received an Honor Award in the Facility Design category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

The Medical/Dental Clinic at Cannon AFB, New Mexico

The Medical/Dental Clinic at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, received an Honor Award in the Facility Design category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

The B-52 Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit Facility at Minot AFB, North Dakota

The B-52 Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit Facility at Minot AFB, North Dakota, received a Merit Award in the Facility Design category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

Variable Height Tower at Eglin AFB, Florida

The Variable Height Tower at Eglin AFB, Florida, received a Merit Award in the Facility Design category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

Craig R. McKinley Hall for the Tennessee Air National Guard at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee

Craig R. McKinley Hall for the Tennessee Air National Guard at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, received a Merit Award in the Facility Design category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

Historic Building 49 renovation at Offutt AFB, Nebraska

The historic Building 49 renovation at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, received a Merit Award in the Facility Renovations and Additions category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

The Foreign Materiel Exploitation Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

The Foreign Materiel Exploitation Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, received an Honor Award in the Facility Renovations and Additions category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

The F-22 Jet Engine Shop Renovation, Hawaii Air National Guard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

The F-22 Jet Engine Shop renovation at Hawaii Air National Guard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, received a Merit Award in the Facility Renovations and Additions category of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards. (Courtesy photo)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has announced the winners of the 2018 Air Force Design Awards, recognizing eight innovative projects for excellence in design and efficiency.

“These award-winning projects exemplify the Air Force’s commitment to partnering with industry to deliver quality, mission ready facilities,” said Col. Scott Matthews, AFCEC Facility Engineering director. “These designers optimized and balanced functionality, cost-efficiency, sustainability and aesthetics.”

Two award levels were given this year: the Honor Award, which is the highest achievement, followed by the Merit Award.

This year’s recipients are:

2018 Honor Awards

Facility Design: KC-46A Three-Bay General Maintenance Hangar, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
Facility Renovations and Additions: Foreign Materiel Exploitation Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Facility Design: Medical/Dental Clinic, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

2018 Merit Awards


Facility Design: B-52 Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit Facility, Minot AFB, North Dakota
Facility Design: Craig R. McKinley Hall, Tennessee Air National Guard, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee
Facility Renovations and Additions: F-22 Jet Engine Shop Renovation, Hawaii Air National Guard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Facility Renovations and Additions: Historic Building 49 Renovation, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Facility Design: Variable Height Tower, Eglin AFB, Florida
A 3-person juror team analyzed the design entries, compared them against the predetermined judging criteria, and selected for awards those projects that excelled in all aspects of the criteria, said David Duncan, AFCEC Senior Architect and Air Force Design Awards program manager.

“When assessing a project, we ask jurors to emphasize cost control, energy efficiency, functionality and sustainability,” Duncan said. “These outstanding designs set the bar high and help inspire future innovation, leading to continual design improvement and success.” Awards will be formally presented to the winners Nov. 14 during the AFCEC Design and Construction Partnering Symposium in San Antonio.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#USAF Staff Sgt. Andre Gonzales launches Capt. Cody Wilton, #A10 #DemoTeam commander/pilot, out at San Bernardino I… https://t.co/Ce719kI7bw
Throughout #TridentJuncture18, @Spangdahlem_AB #Airmen of the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron have worked thro… https://t.co/xsrionmKlZ
"I arrived at Tyndall 36 hours after the storm, that's five hours in dog time." - #MilitaryWorkingDog IIsaac's stor… https://t.co/JT0JVx4sbt
RT @US_EUCOM: Flanked by @US_EUCOM Joint Color Guard, @POTUS makes #ArmisticeDay100 remarks at Suresnes American Cemetery on November 11, 2…
.@LukeAFB #K9 unit trained with @AZNationalGuard #Medics to familiarize themselves with giving dogs medical attenti… https://t.co/zVSMrUkucN
Reflections show us who we are. Strong, determined, lethal, always ready...we like what we are seeing.… https://t.co/zsWQwyMSj4
Originally known as “Armistice Day” to mark the end of WWI, #VeteransDay was officially established in 1954 by Pres… https://t.co/srjqsQD6FD
SOUND ON: Bells across the country will be tolling at 11 a.m. local time to mark the centennial of World War I & to… https://t.co/JyrdK1ZDnf
.@AirNatlGuard Aircrew Flight Equipment #Airmen help the176th Wing aircrew breathe easy. @JBER_newshttps://t.co/qh4fwPIoTi
#ICYMI: @ACC_Commander visited @TeamTyndall for the second time since #HurricaneMichael caused catastrophic damage… https://t.co/UdPGIsFW4S
RT @FallonTonight: Jimmy Fallon partners with @TMobile and uses a game of Whisper Challenge to reunite a military veteran with her active-d…
An #Airman tells her story of #surviving #domesticviolence and #abuse, overcoming pain for justice. @jointbasemdlhttps://t.co/pVWyNZPyVr
Happy Birthday to our sister service. #MarineCorpsBirthday https://t.co/8D0TIfyjRB
.@Macdill_AFB #Airman reunited with his wife and met his first child when he returned from #deployment.… https://t.co/TGjip4zZBA
#MoodyAFB #Airmen test their #CBRN survival skills in readiness exercise Flying Tiger. https://t.co/RfFk69gMPJ https://t.co/mLjvve07WA
RT @PACAF: .@374AirliftWing #Airmen conduct rapid airfield damage repair training, enhancing capabilities and improving infrastructure resi…
#Airmen from the @116ACW deployed to distribute supplies for #HurricaneMichael relief. @AirNatlGuardhttps://t.co/O4ojoyiRgy