Barnhart, Inc. and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest are construction a unique $23-million Bachelor Enlisted Quarters for marines and sailors in the Wounded Warrior Battalion West stationed at Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, CA. With 100 semi-private suites modified to accommodate service members recovering from various injuries, the 66,000-square-foot Wounded Warrior barracks features lounges, kitchen facilities, interactive gaming areas, computer alcoves, and an expansive outdoor deck with views of Lake O'Neill and the surrounding hillside.
The two-story structure is to be built to LEED Gold standards, with energy and water savings exceeding federal requirements. The entire project complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Cass, Sowatsky, Chapman & Associates Architects is providing design and engineering services.
Surrounded by low-maintenance landscaping, outside activity areas include full-size basketball and volleyball courts plus picnic areas with barbecues, benches and native trees. Construction will be complete in March 2010.
This is the seventh military project in California for Barnhart, Inc. since 2007. The firm is currently working on a Weapons and Armaments Technology Center at China Lake, upgrades to Berth Lima at Coronado, and modernization of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at 29 Palms.
Barnhart staff working on the Wounded Warrior Bachelor Enlisted Quarters includes Sean Hulen, vice president; Charles McArthur, senior project manager; and Dave Christensen, general superintendent.