P-730 Andrew Mills Hall Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Coronado, California

Andrew Mills Hall on Naval Base Coronado, California is a seven story, 234‐suite dormitory for enlisted sailors. Each apartment includes two double‐occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living room and kitchen, allowing sailors to enjoy market-style apartments with views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Location

    Coronado, California

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  • Client

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest

  • Size

    221,500 SF

The building’s ‘Z’‐shape creates a framework for courtyards on the east and west sides, providing outdoor areas for social and recreational activities, and the landscape design enhances the adjacent Rodgers Road streetscape, which provides access to various base amenities including dining facilities, the new fitness center and sailors’ community center. The 221,500 SF dormitory building provides living quarters for 936 sailors who are permanently assigned to naval vessels home ported at the Naval Base Coronado. It is the first of several facilities planned to redevelop a vast asphalt parking lot into a mixed-use living, social and land‐based workplace environment to support naval activities when the ships are in port. Site development transformed the sea of asphalt into landscaped area, improving on site stormwater retention.

Every option was evaluated collaboratively with stakeholders according to a guiding principle: “Does this decision heighten the overall project goal of Sailor comfort?” Mills Hall was named as the Project of the year by the American Public Works Association San Diego Chapter in 2017. The building achieved LEED Silver Certification. Among the many sustainable features, mechanical systems were optimized to achieve a 30% reduction below ASHRAE 90.1- 2007 and to comply with EPAct 2005. LID techniques were employed to significantly reduce stormwater runoff and to promote infiltration capture. Drought tolerant plantings were used to avoid the need for any permanent irrigation system, and water conserving plumbing fixtures and controls have been utilized to achieve a water usage reduction of 40%.