California Military Department's Consolidated Headquarters Complex now under construction

Stantec designed the project.

May 04, 2018 |
Rendering of exterior of CHQC

The California Military Department’s (CMD) new Consolidated Headquarters Complex (CHQC) will be one of the first large scale new Zero Net Energy projects implemented by the State of California after the issuance of Gov. Jerry brown’s Executive Order B-18-12 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy in California.

The $135 million, 285,000-sf campus will comprise multiple buildings and sit on a 31-acre site adjacent to Mather Airport. A headquarters office building, warehouse, emergency operations center, utilities building, badging center, and access control point are all included in the design.


Rendering of CHQC exteriorRendering courtesy of Stantec.


The Stantec-designed project is targeting LEED Gold certification and will include an on-site photovoltaic array that will also serve as parking shade structures. Each building on the new campus is designed with the same architectural principles to create a cohesive campus aesthetic. The buildings’ facades will feature a combination of brick veneer, metal panels, and fenestrations. Each facade is designed specifically for each building in relation to its orientation and will aid with daylight harvesting and Net Zero Energy goals.


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Stantec is providing architecture, interior design, ZNE consulting, sustainability, energy modeling, landscape design, acoustics, lighting, security, and information and communications technology design services. Walsh Construction Company II is building the project. The CHQC is slated to open in 2020.

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