Helicopter Maintenance Hangars
Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is home to numerous 20,000 to 40,000 SF hangars that support the needs of the Army’s helicopters. Originally constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, the hangars have been severely deteriorating over the years.
Working with military personnel, we outlined renovations to maintain their historic qualities and extend the life of these facilities. This was done through improving energy efficiency at the exterior envelope, upgrading HVAC, lighting systems, and communications systems, as well as the addition of anti-terrorism protection. Hangars 3036 and 3063 were recently renovated utilizing these designs. Their exterior envelopes were completely replaced and new standing seam metal roofing installed. Additionally, new blast-resistant energy-efficient windows and translucent plastic panels replaced old single glazing. Interior spaces were also renovated including administration and shop spaces housed in the two wings of each building, located on each side of the hanger bays. The military continues to use these plans as they are still in the process of updating other similar hangars at JBLM.