NASWI Security Building & Lab

  • Location Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA
  • Client U.S. Navy - NAVFAC Northwest
  • When 1 Is Better Than 5

    Base police force centralized from 5 WWII era structures, improving security and performance.

  • Put a Cork In It

    Concrete and cork foundation designed for highly-sensitive avionic equipment.

Calibrating for Naval Security. The U.S. Navy needed to consolidate the calibration laboratory for its avionics division and Security Department. Carefully-planned laboratory equipment moves were scheduled six months in advance with a specialized team. Reid Middleton engineers designed a deep foundation for the calibration equipment, which is highly vibration-sensitive and had to be isolated from the building slab. Once the calibration lab was moved from the building, it was seismically upgraded and modernized to be used for the Naval Security building. Because the building houses the NASWI Security forces, it provides a variety of secure and specialized spaces for training, equipment storage, and performance of their duties.