29 Palms Marine Base

Stearns furnished and installed the entire structural steel package for this 31,000 sq.ft. dining hall for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The dining facility was designed to serve 2,000 to 2,200 Marines over a 2 - 2.5 hour meal period 3 times per day. A separate carryout space to handle an additional 500 Marines has been provided with its own distinct entrance and exit.


Project Details

Client: Department of the Navy Marine Corps Base

Location: Twentynine Palms, California

Contractor: Korte Company

Architect: BCRA Architects

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 31,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2004



This project received the National Design-Build Excellence award for public sector building by Design-Build Institute of America. The Enlisted Dining Facility project is exemplary of performance-based design-build, noteworthy processes.