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Title: Report on the United States Air Force Academy historic buildings and landscape survey
Authors: Tooker, Megan W.
Adams, Sunny E.
Hartman, Ellen R.
Smith, Adam D.
Keywords: United States Air Force Academy
Historic preservation
Master planning
Historic landscape
Cultural resources management
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL;SR-12-16
Abstract: Abstract: This report documents and evaluates the United States Air Force Academy’s (USAFA) historic landscapes including the design intentions of the original Master Plan, significant views and viewsheds, and the historic building context. The results serve to meet the requirements for federal agencies to address their cultural resources, defined as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object. In April 2004, USAFA’s Cadet Area was nominated as a National Historic Landmark (NHL), creating the Cadet Area National Historic Landmark District (NHLD). This district was determined historically significant be-cause of the design that architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) developed for the area. Based on International design style principles, SOM created a Cadet Area that visually represented the ideals of the technologically advanced Air Force. This report expands the historic significance of USAFA’s design to include the entire site because of the extensive planning SOM accomplished to incorporate the natural features of the location into the programmatic functions of USAFA. Areas evaluated include the Cadet Area, the Community Center, the Falcon Stadium, the Eisenhower Golf Club, the Douglass and Pine Valley Housing Areas, the Airfield, and the Service and Supply Area as well as the road network.
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