F-35A Integrated Training Center Academics Building

USACE Mobile District
Eglin Air Force Base, FL

This 78,381-square-foot facility provides training to support F-35A operations associated with the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, along with eight international partners. Completed as a design-build, the building includes academic classrooms, virtual trainers, various aircraft mock-ups, and administrative/operations areas.

The design places a high priority on developing a functional and aesthetically pleasing training complex that evokes pride in the airmen who are training. Exterior materials were selected to provide the best value to the government with respect to life cycle cost, durability, and maintenance. Selected materials are architecturally compatible with the Eglin AFB Design Guide and blend seamlessly into the overall F-35 campus.

The facility is designed to meet UFC 1-200-01 High Performance & Sustainable Building Requirements and was verified as compliant with the Federal Guiding Principles by the Green Building Initiative.

LDG served as the overall Designer of Record on this design-build project and provided design management, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, sustainability, and building information modeling services.