Merrick and Company

Predator- FY05 GPMX General Purpose Maintenance Facility

Project Description


Mr. Lagomarsino was the Project Architect for the GPMX Facility.

2005 Air Combat Command Citation Best Complex Design

This 24,000 square foot Maintenance Facility included operational offices, open bays with natural lighting, and a composite structural repair facility. The Maintenance hangar will service MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator aircraft. The project was also a unique blend of production involving the USACOE Albuquerque District as the client administrator for the USAF and the production for the Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection. Merrick provided the other design discipline services including Architecture, Structural, Civil and Electrical.

This Project was produced in Architectural Desktop and exported to Viz Render. Mr. Lagomarsino was instrumental in producing preliminary animations of all three Maintenance facilities due to the use of this innovative database/object oriented modeling tool as an integral part of ACAD 2004. He devised a sytematic means of perfoming Charrettes for the USACOE/USAF in which through the use of Excel and ADT 4.0, the client could see the actual program scope numbers be converted into actual spaces in 3D. Using Desktop and Excel the client stated that the bar had been raised as to the level of "on the fly" changes that could be made for a client during programattic layout and on into schematic and design developments.


Air Combat Command was very satisfied with the "out of the box" style of design. The Campus style design was awarded a 2004 Citation for Best Complex Design.

Section through Hangar Bay

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