Section 2: DESIGN/PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
Predesign Planning. All administration building requirements and
components should be identified and outlined in a comprehensive program.
Square Footage Criteria. Square footage criteria should be
established based on the functional requirements of each job category
including worksurface, storage, office equipment, and meeting areas. (Refer
to NAVFAC P-80, Facility Planning Criteria for Navy and Marine Corns Shore
Installations, and MIL-HDBK-1190, Facility Planning and Design Guide, for
Expansion. In administration building design, taking plans for
expansion of the Station into consideration is particularly important, since
any such expansion may result in a corresponding increase in administrative
workload and increased space requirements.
Service Core. Where future expansion is contemplated, the service
core (that is, reception, circulation, toilet, storage, and mechanical
facilities) should be designed to accommodate such expansion.
Short-Term Expansion. To maximize flexibility and operating
efficiency, short-term expansion (growth within 2 years of occupancy) should
be incorporated into the building area and distributed throughout the
facility, adjacent to the functional units requiring the additional space.
Site Planning. The site location must agree with the Base Master
Plan and Base Exterior Architecture Plan.
Administration Building. The administration building should be
centrally located in relation to the activity or subsidiary group that
provides its workload; e.g., public work groups or training groups and supply
groups. In addition, the administration building should occupy a prominent
position at the activity or the subsidiary group's main approach roads. The
site should provide ample area for initial construction, parking, and roadways
plus any possible expansion.
Parking. Provide parking facilities at the sides and/or rear of the
administration building. Avoid parking in front of and directly adjacent to
the building. Parking for the staff and the handicapped should be provided
near a building entrance. Consider screening parking areas to make them less
conspicuous. Parking areas should be located to prevent cars from backing
into oncoming traffic when pulling out of parking spaces. (Refer to the
NAVFAC P-272, Definitive Designs for Naval Shore Activities, and DD-1404370,
Parking Area Criteria for Vehicles, for additional information.)
Flagstaff. The flagstaff should be the focal point of the Station
and located in front of the administration building in a dignified, formal
setting, removed from the visual distraction of parked vehicles.