Now based at its new joint forces headquarters in Eastover, South Carolina, the South Carolina Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army and the United States National Guard. Comprising approximately 10,000 soldiers and airmen, the South Carolina Army National Guard maintains 80 facilities and 2 million square feet of space across the state of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Army National Guard has been active in numerous domestic and overseas operations. In 2008 a CH-47D Detachment, B Co, 2-238 AVN was activated in support of OEF, and deployed to Afghanistan. The detachment’s missions included resupply, troop movement and air assaults on high value targets. B Co, 2-238 returned home in the fall of 2009 having served with great distinction during Operation Enduring Freedom II.
To support optimal functioning of its multi-disciplinary staff, the South Carolina Army National Guard secured the services of LTC Associates to design a new headquarters building with a total budget of $2.2 million. LTC Associates designed a contemporary facility with two wings connected by an open common area and then turned to Corporate Interiors of South Carolina and Teknion to help plan, design and outfit interiors. Teknion is certified as a General Services Administration (GSA) partner to offer governmental agencies value for furnishings for all types of facilities. Teknion furniture was selected for application throughout the entire 165,000-square-foot facility.
Gary Grant, Senior Project Engineer, notes, “With the dynamic mission of the South Carolina National Guard, change is a constant. With the flexibility of the Teknion products, we can bring employees in and out, and reconfigure or rebuild workstations to match work applications. This saves time, money and resources.”