Garver project wins DBIA merit award
A Garver design-build project that provided the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with a state-of-the-art canine training facility has earned one of its industry’s top awards.
The Design-Build Institute of America awarded the Canine Training Facility at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, with a National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities category at its annual awards dinner last week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Garver provided design project management, design quality control, and architectural, civil, communications, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection design services.
Garver was joined on the design-build team with The Ross Group and HDR for the 25,000 square-foot-facility that includes classrooms, offices, and large gathering spaces. The LEED Silver facility is equipped to educate around 230 canine-handler teams per year.
“We were proud and honored to work on a project that is so important to the TSA’s mission,” said Greg Archer, Director of Architecture at Garver. “The finished product was exactly what we envisioned – an open design that is as elegant as it is functional and will be of use for a long, long time.”
The DBIA said the academy provides the National Explosives Detection Training Program with “an optimal educational environment for the critical training functions of the men, women, and explosives detection canines who protect and serve our country.”
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