News Jul 5, 2022

Jacobs and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Creating a partnership in smart, secure and sustainable design

Rendering of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Administration Building

Rendering of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Administration Building

As technology and innovation rapidly change the landscape for military installations and engineering worldwide, staying ahead of the curve is critical.

Our talented team of dreamers, thinkers and doers deliver mission-driven services to federal, public sector, private sector and defense contractor clients to tackle the challenges facing these organizations today and the ones looming ahead tomorrow.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) bi-annual Design Awards celebrates design excellence in the built environment for planned and constructed works globally. SAME acknowledged our architecture, interior and landscape design solutions for advancing global mission readiness.

Jacobs continues to be a trusted partner of SAME for more than 45 years, aligning with its mission to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.

Designing for the American Military

In 2022, we received the Merit Award in the Unbuilt Category for our work on the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Administration Building at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), New Mexico.

The award-winning design features a new 77,110 square foot facility that will consolidate all divisions into a single, three-story, energy-efficient facility with administrative, storage, lab and meeting spaces. The new building will accommodate 250 people and provide hoteling spaces for temporary workers, two large meeting rooms and shared conference rooms. This dynamic new facility design fully embraces the architectural compatibility plan for KAFB. It applies it to a “modern” working environment, allowing for maximum daylight in offices and work locations while keeping spaces secure – one of the primary goals for the facility.

““We approach our work with the client’s vision in mind and we understand that we’re responsible for helping solve their most important challenges. These recognitions from SAME reflect our outstanding reputation in government design and our commitment to delivering solutions to meet those challenges in innovative and resilient ways for a more connected, secure tomorrow.””

Headshot of Tim Byers

Tim Byers

- Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President & General Manager, Federal & Environmental Solutions

During the inaugural awards program, we received three SAME Design Awards in the following categories.

The Future of Military Engineering

As No. 1 in Government Design as ranked by Engineering News-Record, we are partnering with clients around the world to deliver resilient mission assurance. With a focus on long-term engineering and digital solutions, we offer an extensive range of project, program and installation support capabilities from across the globe that will stand the test of time. We’re pushing the limits of what’s possible.

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