The existing installation facilities are characterized by the use of a variety of materials, colors, and textures, in addition to architectural styles. The predominant existing “Heritage” color palette includes medium tan split‐face and ground face CMU, medium tan and brown brick, “Creech” brown painted exterior doors and other surfaces (named after General Creech, who implemented facility-wide use of consistent brown and sandstone colors), bronze anodized window and storefront frames, and medium bronze roofing, fascia, and soffits. In contrast to the predominant existing context of buildings with darker and warmer color tones, the new color palette, similar to the Fitness Center, uses lighter, cooler tones, while still being neutral in character appropriate to the natural environment. A mixture of materials, including split face and burnished face block, metal wall panels, and increased glazed areas, as well as integral shading devices, creates a pleasing aesthetic appropriate to the facility use as well as its coastal location.
The intent of the new color palette is to provide an updated aesthetic more representative and appealing to the airmen and women of today’s Air Force for improved morale and pride of place. The new palette creates a state-of-the art appearance that differentiates new facilities from existing while still maintaining a consistent overall architectural character across the installation.
Colors and materials indicated are not meant to be all-inclusive or proprietary, but to give direction regarding the intended color palette and development of architectural character appropriate for Tyndall AFB. For use and application of materials and additional detail, refer to the Design Intent, Architectural Image & Character section of this website.