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OMD Salem Joint Force Headquarters







New Building



Oregon Military Department

SERA Architects

Full building envelope design review, construction administration assistance, quality assurance inspections


This project was initiated by the Oregon Military Department to house functions serving the Oregon Army National Guard and the Oregon Air National Guard and perform as an essential facility during seismic events. Building design was subject to the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) for high performance and sustainable buildings, among a host of other stringent regulations and requirements. The OMD Joint Force Headquarters (Major General George A. White Building) is situated near downtown Salem across from Geer Community Park and forms part of a larger military facility that is home to the Oregon National Guard Anderson Readiness Center and Armed Forces Reserve Center.


SERA Architects served as Architect of Record on this Design-Build project awarded to Fortis Construction. PRC was retained by SERA to provide building envelope consulting services during design and construction. Our engagement early in the design process and continued involvement through design development and construction documents helped guide the overall success of the building envelope systems. PRC services included technical review and oversight of material and system selection, specification, and detailing for roofing, exterior wall weather barriers, below-grade waterproofing, and all related flashing systems. During construction, PRC performed submittal reviews, assisted with responses to contractor questions, and performed periodic site inspections of work in progress.


The constraints of project schedule and installation sequence resulted in necessary adjustments to certain conditions and systems; PRC’s guidance through resolution of these adjustments effectively mitigated the potential for detrimental impact to the long-term performance of the affected work.

Thank you to photographer Pete Eckert

OMD Salem Joint Force Headquarters
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