Aug. 24, 2016
Langley's history, designed and built to last
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
Diamonds, rectangles, squares and other intricate patterns adorn the exterior of numerous brick buildings on Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, which were designed and built when the installation was still called Langley Field.
Industrial architect Albert Kahn was selected to design the installation in 1917, after funding approval and land acquisition for aeronautical research facilities, an aviation field and other infrastructure at Langley.
According to the Air Combat Command historian office’s publication, “Langley, 1916-1996,” Kahn, one of the foremost architects in the country, visualized a unique architecture for Langley’s buildings and created striking exterior designs featuring intricate patterns of brickwork and tile.