Terry Lee Wilson Battle Command Training Center
"Integrated colors, textures and full height glazing help to bolster military morale."
2006 Chief of Engineers’ Design Award of Excellence
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers
Architects: KPB Architects and RIM Architects
Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers: Coffman Engineers
Partner Engineers: RDH
Cost Estimator: HMS, Inc.
The Battle Command Training Center is the cornerstone to the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, preparing soldiers for worldwide combat operations using state-of-the-art virtual simulation technology.
In approaching the design for this facility, a design charrette process was employed to coordinate the requirements of government and military stakeholders into a fast-track plan to complete the design and construction of this large and complex building program in just 18 months.
Exterior cladding of granite and zinc creates a strong, high-tech imagery reflective of the Army’s modernization. Integrated colors, textures and full height glazing help to bolster military morale in this 115,000 SF contained workplace.
High energy efficiency and controlled interior humidity in the region’s -60 degrees F arctic conditions earned the project a SPiRiT Gold rating for sustainability, as well as the 2006 Chief of Engineers’ Design Award of Excellence.
Created in 1965 to recognize and promote excellence in design and environmental achievements by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its professional partners, the Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence is the highest award. This award requires the unanimous decision of the jury for an entry that truly exhibits excellence in all major professional design disciplines.