Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC)
Fort Pickett, VA
The goal of the FASTC project is to establish a facility to conduct hard skills training focused on embassy security at one location. The need for well-trained personnel which was identified in a report to Congress in 2008 drives this project which will train 8,000 to 10,000 students per year. A 1,400 acre site in Fort Pickett, Virginia, was selected and design began in 2016. As a subconsultant to design excellence architect, Kieran Timberlake, we filled the role of tactical training consultant, providing architectural and engineering design for the 14 hard skills (tactical training) structures, which include a mock embassy compound, three indoor firing ranges and an outdoor 100M range, a live fire shoot house, 14-bay vehicle maintenance shop and a rappel tower. The project is being constructed in five phases and the total cost is projected to be $426 million.