Alaska Mission Operations Center (AMOC) Renovation

Coffman provided multidiscipline engineering for the 105,000 sf renovation project for the Alaska Mission Operations Center (AMOC) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The building was originally constructed in 1954 and required significant renovation to maintain infrastructure reliability and adapt to updated operational and mission requirements. This slab-to-slab renovation had the specific purpose of correcting code deficiencies, modernizing and restructuring building systems and finishes, and increasing operational reliability. Work included total replacement of all non-bearing walls, interior finishes, stairs, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, and fire protection equipment and distribution systems, and structural upgrades.

The design team worked with the contracting officers during design and conducted meetings with end users, so design solutions provided efficient workflows for the building occupants. Security requirements were of prime importance for this project, requiring close coordination of all building elements designed to ICD/ICS705 for security. Construction proceeded in phases, allowing continued and uninterrupted occupancy for the building users. The design team worked with the contractor to maintain building utilities, life safety, and security systems in the occupied areas.

This project’s main sustainability goals focused on reducing energy usage and creating healthy environments. New efficient mechanical systems and equipment, along with LED lighting, helped reduce the carbon footprint of the existing structure. The narrow profile of the building allows natural light to reach all workstations in low-security areas. Interior materials are all low in volatile organic compounds and primarily made from renewable or recycled materials.


  • Federal


  • Acoustics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Instrumentation & Controls
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Design