The Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC Classroom Building is a single-story classroom and office building for the Air Force and Army ROTC programs.
ROTC comprises approximately 20% of the ERAU student population – a significantly higher percentage than most universities. As a result, the university desired a building to reflect the ROTC’s presence on campus and upgrade their current highly deteriorating metal building structure. The project is sited on a gently sloping hill between the academic buildings and athletic fields. This location offered an opportunity to exploit not only the convenient physical location, but also the metaphor of ROTC programs requiring both physical and mental strength.
Throughout the project we balanced contrasting themes of tradition / technology, nestling into the earth / expanding towards the sky, and physical strength / mental flexibility.
Owner: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Prescott, AZ
Project Size: 16,000SF
Delivery Method: Construction Manager
Contractor: MacMillan Construction
* While working for Dick & Fritsche Design Group