Arizona National Guard – Papago Park Readiness Center

Project overview

Vanir’s project management services played a critical part in the successful delivery of Arizona National Guard’s training facility, the Papago Park Readiness Center. The Papago Park Military Reservation dates back to 1930 and serves as the Arizona Joint Force Headquarters for the Army and Air National Guard.

The new single-story building was completed one month ahead of schedule and delivered using the design-build approach. It has the capacity to house 192 soldiers for training tasks and includes: a top-secret tactical operations suite, a combat simulator, classrooms, an administration area, a kitchen, a weapons vault, training rooms and lockers and showers.

Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, Vanir and the entire project team are proud to announce that due to the addition of the solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems, along with careful planning and strategically targeting LEED points, the facility obtained LEED Gold. The photovoltaic system generates about 85 percent of the electrical power needed for the facility, and the solar hot water system significantly reduces the generation of conventional hot water.

Vanir has provided services on a multitude of projects for this client and is honored to have a part in its continuing success and contribution to our country.



LEED Gold Certified

Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona National Guard Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

Burns & McDonnell


Haydon Building Corp.

Square Footage
62,000 SF
Construction Cost
$16.5 Million
Completion Date