Wright-Patterson AFB Hangar Conversion Named Best Regional Project By ENR Midwest

Corporate, Architecture + Interiors, Engineering + InfrastructureNov 30, 2022

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hangar Conversion project has won an Engineering-News Record (ENR) Midwest 2022 Best Projects Award in the renovation/restoration category. American Structurepoint teamed with CMS Corporation to provide architecture design, structural engineering and civil engineering services for the $32.2 million design-build project to adapt a World War II-era hangar to best serve the 21st-century US Air Force.

American Structurepoint’s design team and construction manager CMS Corporation faced a daunting challenge. They needed to design and renovate approximately 37,350 square feet of existing interior space and provide a new second floor within the open hangar. The 60,000-sft-foot high-tech interior needed to meet all US Department of Defense specifications for security, sustainability, and anti-terrorism and support a 300-person mission. The team also had to maintain the hangar’s aesthetics and exterior integrity because the hangar is a contributing factor to the Wright Field Historic District.

"Our architects and engineers were honored to partner with CMS Corporation to renovate and restore this World War II-era hanger to serve today’s military,” - Matthew Wright, American Structurepoint Federal Sector Leader

American Structurepoint and CMS Corporation maintained the structural framing defining the building’s interior and exterior character. The existing hangar doors on the building’s west façade were cleaned, and missing or deteriorated parts were replaced. The interior was designed and constructed as a building within a building, a design technique providing an additional level of security. The hangar’s rebirth provides a highly functional, relevant, and state-of-the art building to support Wright-Patterson Air Force Base missions.

“American Structurepoint has a successful history of delivering more than 350 federal government projects across the US, and our architects and engineers were honored to partner with CMS Corporation to renovate and restore this World War II hanger to serve today’s military,” said Matthew Wright, federal sector leader for American Structurepoint’s Architecture + Interiors Group.

An independent panel of architecture, engineering, and construction experts reviewed 64 projects entered in the ENR Midwest competition and selected 13 for Best Projects recognition across 16 categories. All winning project teams will be recognized in Chicago on Thursday, December 1.

About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a national architecture and engineering consulting firm. We define the standard of excellence for people across the world who want help building and bettering their community. American Structurepoint professionals work in 16 design centers throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently listed the company as a Top 200 Design Firm. The firm achieved its highest ranking ever on the 2022 list, rising to No. 134. After more than 56 years of steady growth, American Structurepoint offers consulting and comprehensive design services to improve the quality of life for our people and our communities. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com.