Fort Eustis, Virginia
The U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) develops, educates and trains soldiers, civilians and leaders; supports unit training; and designs, builds and integrates capabilities, formations and equipment to strengthen the U.S. Army.
As designer of record, Michael Baker provided architecture, interior design and landscape architecture services for the design-build of a new TRADOC headquarters, one of only four permanent headquarters locations for the Army’s four-star generals.
The new 263,670-square-foot, five-story modern headquarters building provides high-quality, commercial-style office space and a sensitive compartmented information facility for more than 1,260 Army Command employees.
The primary façade of the structural steel headquarters building comprises alternating horizontal precast bands of modular brick tile and continuously projected architectural concrete lintels and sills above and below anodized aluminum ribbon windows with reflective tinted blue glazing.
The focal point of the building occurs at the main entry, composed of a large multi-level glass tower, positioned at the inside plane transition of the building footprint and flanked with a series of layered precast planes progressively reduced in scale from the lowest to the highest floor level. The facility meets Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) setback requirements and was built to achieve LEED® Silver criteria.
The overall site layout embraces the surroundings and works harmoniously to create a highly visible, aesthetically pleasing and functional site plan. Our team used Revit, a state-of-the-art building information modeling software, to provide an integrated design.
“The design provides a modern and flexible facility for the Army while meeting both Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) and sustainable design requirements. This project sets a high bar for future Department of Defense projects and proves that there’s a place for modern design on our military installations.”
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