ATLANTA – (04.02.2021) – Pond and its joint venture partner Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB-Pond) will support the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s efforts to beddown its newest stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. The shared $200 million capacity, 7-year contract will be executed as part of an on-call contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District.
Through this strategic partnership, FSB-Pond will provide Architecture-Engineering Design services such as planning, design, and construction administration services for the B-21 Beddown. Bases selected for the new mission include Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota; Dyess AFB, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri.
“As specialists in aircraft beddown programs, we have a true passion for designing the various facilities that are essential to effectively maintaining and operating these highly advanced aircraft,” said Gene O. Brown, PE, LEED AP BD+C, FSB’s Project Manager & Director of Federal Programs. “This long-awaited program is a critical component of the Air Force’s strategic deterrence capability, and we are proud to play a role in advancing this initiative.”
“FSB-Pond brings an outstanding team of architects, engineers and planners with a long history of providing exceptional design services supporting beddown of the Air Force’s newest aircraft, including the F-35 Lightning II and the KC-46A Pegasus,” said Pond’s Lead Program Manager Chris Farnie, PE, LEED AP. “We look forward to continuing that tradition with the B-21 Raider while supporting USACE, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, and our mission partners at each of the main operating bases.”
About FSB-Pond JV
Founded in 1945, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB) has served DoD clients throughout the continental United States, providing award-winning, multi-discipline facility design and engineering services. FSB offers clients personalized service with professionals in planning, conceptual design, interior design, architecture, civil, mechanical, fire protection, electrical and structural engineering services, as well as cost estimating and construction administration. FSB is a national leader in the design of aviation facilities, including extensive wide-body aircraft maintenance expertise, and we lead the industry through our criteria/standards writing, specification writing and training of DoD staff. Learn more at fsb-ae.com
Pond, headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia was named #78 of ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List and is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, and planning firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A-E firms in the country and the largest A-E firm headquartered in Georgia. Learn more at www.pondco.com