Physical Fitness Facility
Joint Base Andrews
Prince George County, Maryland
Design Completed FY06
The Physical Fitness Center (PFC) for Andrews Air Force Base is a two-story structure with character compatible with the community of buildings of similar form, style, material and details. The exterior appearance of the PFC acknowledges the Base Design Standards. Historic elements in keeping with the Andrews AFB Design Guide include brick veneer and custom stone banding as well as all pitched roofs.
The architectural character features a contemporary interpretation of classical elements on the radius ends of the running track within the framework of an otherwise very traditional architectural container. Large window walls are included to provide visual access from most of the activity spaces to the outdoors, allowing for beautiful views and natural lighting.
The concept for the sub-area plan of the PFC design centers around a main street pedestrian mall. The PFC will have a Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) in addition to two large gymnasiums that can be opened together to create one large field house arena for special events. The building will also include multi purpose rooms, aerobics areas, strength training, racquetball courts, a running track, natatorium, family recreation exercise areas, administrative areas, and state-of-the-art locker rooms. Seating enclaves along the mall as well as the juice bar and retail area provide gathering spaces for the user. For safety measures, all components other than the HAWC and juice bar are located behind a single point of control.