Kalamazoo Air Traffic Control Tower & Base Building

Wiley|Wilson incorporated the LEED-NC Green Building Rating System® to this new low activity level Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at a height of 151’ with a 20,000 SF Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) base building facility. The buildings are environmentally-sound and resource-efficient by using this approach for resource conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation features. The entire life-cycle of the building and its components was considered, as well as the economic and environmental impact and performance.

Our full design services of the air traffic control tower included architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, and site design and security. The design is a site adaptation based on FAA ATO Standard Facilities Design which Wiley|Wilson also helped to develop under a separate task order. Exterior finishes were coordinated to closely match the existing airport terminal finishes. The site layout was designed to meet the latest federal security standards while also accommodating the Airport Authority’s vision for future development. Local conditions required dealing with high snow loads, extensive site drainage/retention facilities, and access roadways.

Systems design included full HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection integration. Redundant HVAC and power were provided for all critical areas of the facility. The air traffic control tower was certified in compliance with 29CFR 1960.20.