Buildings at Tyndall AFB are categorized into four Building Groups based on their use and according to Air Force Corporate Facilities Standards. Group 4 Family Housing is not included within the scope of this effort. This document illustrates 12 sample Building Types, listed below, that represent the broad array of facilities on the Installation. Architects are encouraged to refer to the entire architectural vocabulary across all Building Types and Groups to gain a comprehensive understanding of the architectural vocabulary. Additionally, these illustrations are not intended to provide the desired solution, but rather to provide a framework within which individual solutions may be developed that keep within the overall character appropriate for Tyndall AFB.
Group 1 buildings are high-visibility facilities that use features, materials, and details representative of their prominent function and location on the Installation. Buildings include headquarters, visitor lodging, chapel, hospital, visitor center, entry control facilities, and others as indicated. Design expression should create an architectural character using refined detailing but avoiding excessive ornamentation. As the most architecturally significant buildings within the Installation, Group 1 buildings should use all the components of the proposed architectural vocabulary and represent the complete integration of the IFS Design Principles – sustainability and resiliency, a finely tuned responsiveness to its place, a form responsive to its function, integration of vertical and horizontal design of the building into the landscape, and a focus on human scale, well-being, and walkability.
Group 2 buildings use the same design principles as Group 1 buildings to maintain a consistent character across the Installation, while employing a simpler and less prominent approach to materials and finishes. Buildings include dormitories, offices, educational and training facilities, dining facilities, and community facilities. Although less detailed and/or with focused design components, due to the number of buildings in this category and overall cost to the Installation, it is critical they reinforce the Design Principles to the same level of integration as Group 1 buildings.
Group 3 buildings are industrial, utilitarian, and high-use facilities. Buildings include hangars, maintenance facilities, and supply and storage facilities. Building designs use highly durable materials and modest detailing to endure heavy wear and frequency of use. Understated architectural features and simplified detailing may be used at main entrance façades. Although Group 3 buildings are a lower tier than other building types with simplified detail and materials, certain mission-specific uses, such as hangars, can be the most visible and at times, symbolic structures on the Installation. As such, these buildings should be treated with the same level of design character as the other building types.