MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)


MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex

ROLE: Architect

2015 (Merit Award) in the Design-Build/Design-Assist Construction Category – GCA Build Hawaii

2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards in Category Aviation – National Design – Build Institute of America (DBIA)

SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver (pending) & LEED Gold (pending)

This Design-Build MCAS operations Complex consists of two buildings—an Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station (AFRS) and a Terminal and Operations Building. It also includes a central plant, an airfield, and parking. The terminal building includes a main terminal with passenger check-in, customer service, security, agriculture room, departure and VIP lounge, baggage claim, exhibitory display, snack bar with full kitchen, baggage handling, related offices, and typical scanning and other equipment used for airport terminals. It houses a cargo area with special equipment for moving and stacking pallets with rooms to support the cargo activities including a locker room and office, supply storage and mail room. The ground floor also houses an operations center with offices and a conference room. The second floor provides conference rooms, offices for various functions such as forecast, flight planning, and maps, break rooms, lockers rooms, planning rooms, and bunk rooms.

The AFRS building is a dedicated fire and rescue station for aircraft. It consists of an apparatus bay for its trucks, office space, work equipment area, conference and training room, as well as dormitories, recreation area, full kitchen, fitness area, and a dispatch office tower (similar to a control tower) which has the capabilities to double as a control tower.

The complex includes 2,884 energy efficient photovoltaic panels capable of producing enough energy to zero out what it consumes. The terminal is LEED Silver certified (pending) while the ARFS building will be LEED Gold certified.

ANC South Terminal

ANC South Terminal


ANC South Terminal

ROLE:  Architect 
CLIENT:  State of Alaska – Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities

RIM was the lead design firm for a major seismic retrofit at the main terminal of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Originally built 50 years ago, both Concourse B and the Ticket Lobby were updated to make the structures safer in the event of an earthquake. The project included modern infrastructure for baggage handling and screening, energy-efficient heating and ventilation, and state-of-the-art telecommunications and security systems.

A multitude of architecture and interior design updates in Concourses A and B as well as the Ticket Lobby have brought the overall level of service to customers and tenants up to the same high-quality standard present in the recently completed Concourse C. The renovated spaces are washed with natural light and allow for the completion of concession spaces, encouraging all the major air carriers to be conveniently co-located under one roof.


As the aviation planning and design consultant, HNTB worked with RIM, and Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), the program manager, to plan the renovations, focusing on programming, right-sizing, and making sure all elements of the reinvented structure worked together. PCL Construction Services, Inc. acted as the Construction Manager-at-Risk; provided demolition and abatement service; installed structural upgrades and glazing; implemented seismic upgrades developed by Reid Middleton; and completed architectural finishes, roofing, and mechanical and electrical system upgrades. The work was accomplished while the airport remained fully occupied and functional.