MacDill AFB General Officer's Quarters / by Stephanie Amateis

Tampa, FL
Conceptual and Interior Design Oversight of Homes for Four-Star Generals and Admirals Assigned to the Base


A Closer Look //

The General Officer’s Quarters at MacDill Air Force Base were designed to accommodate high-ranking and decorated officers from the Department of Defense’s Special Operations and Central Command. The quarters are part of MacDill Family Housing, a partnership formed with the Department of the Air Force, which includes 327 new single-family and duplex homes, alongside neighborhood amenities like a new 6,000 square feet welcome center, resort-style pool, pocket parks, picnic pavilions, and tot lots for officers and enlisted families in Tampa, Florida. 

Following the military’s hierarchical order, the officer’s quarters are located on the highest topographical point of the 151-acre parcel, which also holds a formal park and parade ground. Blending coastal, Spanish colonial, and classical influences, the homes are outfitted in stucco and tile with classical columns and coffered ceilings, designed with heightened security features, offices for aides-de-camp, and catering kitchens for social functions.

Over the next several years, I predict that the houses we are breaking ground on today will be the benchmark of the privatized housing across the Department of Defense. I have lived in Air Force military family housing my entire life, and the housing plans I’ve seen for these houses are the best I’ve ever seen.
— Col. Robert Thomas, 6th Air Mobility Wing Commander

Recent Recognition //