US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha
Fort Carson, CO
Mason & Hanger provided architectural and engineering design and a value engineering analysis for the new 85,403 SF Battle Command Training Center. The center provides training capability with command and control systems for the U.S. Army. The classrooms include virtual simulation rooms and tactical operation centers that simulate a combat environment.
The main components of the training center are organized into an non-secure administration area and secure training area. A central lobby functions as the access checkpoint for employees, students, and visitors. The administrative area has dedicated support spaces, allowing it to function independently of the training area due to a higher level of security. Features include administrative space, soldier support and canteen areas, conference rooms, classrooms, a library, training areas, storage and access control point. A hardstand and secure area are also included to support both tracked and wheeled command and control vehicles. The design incorporates sustainable design criteria to achieve LEED Silver certification.