National Guard Readiness Center—
The Spokane Readiness Center is the final phase of a joint regional public safety complex located just east of the Spokane Community College campus. The Readiness Center includes 68,800 square feet of office, classroom, training and administrative space.
The primary role of the new Readiness Center is training and operations for the Washington National Guard, but its important civic role was given equal consideration in designing the building. Its large assembly hall, kitchen and smaller classrooms were designed to be available for public use.
Communications are a significant part of the Readiness Center's role. The National Guard will use the facility for a communications backup to their main center at Camp Murray, as well as being part of the Regional Emergency Management System for the Spokane Fire, Police and other Public Safety agencies.
The project was designed to meet Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Standards and National Guard Standards. It also achieved a Federal Government Silver "Spirit" Sustainability rating.