Award of Merit Government/Public Building

Photo courtesy of Barnhart Balfour Beatty
The project is located in China Lake.

General contractor Barnhart Balfour Beatty provided design-build services for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest to construct the $63.8-million William B. McLean Laboratory, located at Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake. The 178,000-sq-ft, two-story weapons and armament technology center provides technical and management support for 650 personnel engaged in engineering, logistics and armament modeling/simulations work.

Building features include engineering labs, management offices and conference facilities.

Key Players

Owner: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego

General Contractor: Barnhart Balfour Beatty, San Diego

Construction Management: Naval Air Weapons Station, San Diego

Architect/MEP Engineer: KMA Architecture + Engineering, San Diego

Civil/Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Irvine

Submitted by:

Barnhart Balfour Beatty