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Muskogee Armed Forces Reserve Center

The new Armed Forces Reserve Center in Muskogee, Okla. houses the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserves.

Tilt-Up is utilized as the exterior envelope for the Reserve Center with a progression of detail and articulation from the public front to the more utilitarian building rear. Tilt-Up serves as the backup to the stone at the main entry front, which features a "Core Armory" with stone veneer. In addition, Tilt-Up also acts as the "trimwork" within the stonework: the watertable, horizontal banding, window heads, parapet "cap", entry arch, circular elements, backdrop for the Thunderbird logo, and central "shield" at the parapet above the main entrance.

Both the primary and secondary roof drainage was fully integrated into the Tilt-Up panel design, which avoided a negative aesthetic impact. A receiver box leads to dual downspouts for the primary roof drainage within thickened "pointed" panels. The panels are thicker than the typical wall to provide depth along the facades and house the paired downspouts.

Tilt-Up was used effectively not only on the building exterior, but on the interior as well. The lowest portion of the interior walls for the Drill Hall are painted, exposed Tilt-Up, which is very abuse-resistant.

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Project Location

Muskogee, OK
United States


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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
The Haskell Company
Meadow Burke

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Institutional Buildings
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
182 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
59,793 sq ft (5,555 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
93,711 sq ft (8,706 sq m)
Project Footprint:
95,691 sq ft (8,890 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
33 ft 11 in (10.34 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)
Largest Panel:
895 sq ft (83.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
87,300 lbs (39,599 kg)
Recycled Content:
179 tons (US)