PROJECT COST: $78 million
Key Facts: Location: Fort Eustis, Va.
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Va.
Contractor: Tompkins-Turner Government Services, Washington, D.C.
Architect: Michael Baker Jr., Alexandria, Va.
Start Date: April 2009
Completion Date: February 2011
The $78-million U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., will provide commercial-style office space for about 1,260 employees of Army Command operations and a new 18,800-sq-ft band-training facility for 66 musicians. It will become one of only four permanent headquarter locations for the Army�s four-star generals.
The 263,675-sq-ft building broke ground in April 2009. The project is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure program and is scheduled for completion in February.
The Tompkins-Turner Government Services of Washington, D.C., design-build team, with design partner Michael Baker Jr. of Alexandria, Va., is using building information modeling and virtual design and construction technologies on the project to enhance communication, collaboration and workflow and help eliminate change orders.
The design features contrasting styles, with a traditional brick pattern cladding the street fa�ade and more contemporary precast concrete panels and glass on the exterior facing the ceremonial field. The facility uses a continuous modular plan. All core functions are located in a central bay with column-free space around the perimeter to allow future flexibility as program requirements change.
The team seeks LEED-Silver certification. Green features include an Energy Star roofing system, 30% water-use reduction accomplished through low-flush toilets and waterless urinals.