Designed as Mission Critical facilities, these buildings provide 24-hour operations with the NORAD building also being the primary back-up to NORAD’s heavily fortified Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Gold Hard Hat Award, Outstanding Design-Build Project, Colorado Construction Magazine
The Space Command headquarters consists of two separate buildings constructed adjacent to the existing Air Force Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base. Both structural steel-framed buildings have two stories with basements. The buildings are situated to form an entry courtyard which offers access from the adjacent parking lot and eases pedestrian traffic moving from building to building.
Despite their proximity, the two buildings have different architectural characters. The Army building is very angular and was complicated to build compared to the NORAD/USSPACECOM building, which is more lineal and has more economies of scale through structural repetition. Both of the buildings are clad with insulated metal panels. The Army building features a green colored exterior, and the NORAD/USSPACECOM building has a silver metal exterior.
Designed as Mission Critical facilities, the two buildings provide 24-hour operations with the NORAD building also being the primary back-up facility to NORAD’s heavily fortified Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs. Both facilities include highly secured (SCIF) operations and conferencing facilities.