The Stout Field Building 5 project was funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy grant, with the goal of determining the feasibility of renovating a DoD historic building to achieve LEED® certification and preserve the historic integrity of the building without an adverse impact determination from the state historic preservation officer (SHPO).
The selected building was built in 1941 from designs by Indianapolis architect John P. Parrish as a National Defense Project funded by the federal New Deal Works Projects Administration. This building is currently unoccupied and is intended to be renovated for office use by the Indiana ARNG in 2010-11. The feasibility study and information provided as part of this project will be used by the Indiana ARNG in the design and construction phases of the renovation of Building 5. The design charette was completed in May 2009.
The project approach included a design charette involving facility and security personnel from the base, the SHPO, the local branch of the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as architects and historic architects familiar with sustainable design and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Based on the results of the design charette, the team developed a feasibility study to provide project-specific data and strategies for achieving LEED® certification, a determination of no adverse impact under section 106 of the NHPA, and a cost analysis to achieve these goals.
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