The Washington National Guard Readiness Center provides a new home for over 330 Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, and subordinates of the 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery, and 1st Battalion, 333rd Armor. Located on six acres adjacent to the Spokane Fire Department’s Regional Public Safety Campus and Spokane Community College, the primary role of the new facility, the first modern Armory for local Guard Units in nearly 100 years, is to provide a regional site for training, operations and mobilization.
The 68,850 square foot building includes offices, classrooms, locker rooms, training facilities, a food service area and administrative space. It also includes a large assembly hall.
The important civic role of this facility was integral to its design. The large assembly hall, kitchen and smaller classrooms are available for public use and can be secured from the rest of the facility. Co-location with the Combined Communication Center and the Spokane Fire Department Training Site also provides the opportunity for joint use training with other emergency response partners, bringing a truly regional focus to the Center.
The project was designed to meet Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Standards and National Guard Standards and a Federal Government Silver "Spirit" Sustainability Rating.← Back to the Portfolio page