Hurricane Katrina flooded the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center in 2005, jeopardizing human life and their continuity of operations. The new EOC provides a home for the operations and staff to direct county operations when a threat is declared, whether severe weather, pandemic, or terrorist in origin. The EOC includes offices for staff, Red Cross, E-911, media, National Guard, emergency investigations, search and rescue, and other county leaders. The building provides the Continuity-of-Operations functions necessary for a critical government facility and meets shelter construction standards through tilt-wall concrete panels and armored openings.

Completion 2015
Program: 8,800 SF
Cost: $3,500,000
Performance Standard: FEMA 361

unabridged Architecture, Architect
Compton Engineering, Civil + Project Management
Baldauf-Herrin, Structural
Mazzetti, Nash, Lipsey, Burch, M/E/P