Enabling Military Operations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Colorado Springs, CO
Over the years, the projects completed at the Fort Carson base have ranged from housing to healthcare to workplace to technical training.
Special Operations Forces Battalion
An unconventional mix of daylight and high-level federal security requirements, the design optimizes 119,900 SF of space for effective mission preparations and deployment activities for the Special Forces. Durable materials support rigorous usage, while their articulation complements the existing character of surrounding Fort Carson facilities. The facility encompasses consolidated battalion headquarters, company operations facility, and two additions onto the Parachute Rigging and Maritime Operations Facilities.
Evans Army Hospital Renovation
This 47,372-SF renovation of Evans Army Hospital delivers upgraded spaces to house the medical surgery unit, behavioral health unit, and administrative support including patient treatment and visitor areas to reflect changes in programmatic needs for providing care. The renovation adds refreshing environments spanning several departments and a variety of spaces using a phased delivery strategy. These changes were completed to LEED Silver standards with minimal disruption to daily hospital activities through extensive coordination and involvement with the Evans Army Hospital, Health Facility Planning Agency, and Fort Carson throughout the design and construction process.
Warrior in Transition Administrative Complex
The 39,000-SF Warrior In Transition Administrative Complex provides administrative support, education and training to military personnel and their families on Post, helping to facilitate a smooth transition from healing to new directions in their lives, on Post or off. DLR Group’s design supports the facilities’ comprehensive training plans for soldiers, customized to help them either return to the force or move into the role of veteran.
Soldier Family Assistance Center
Within the Warrior in Transition Complex, the Soldier Family Assistance Center provides a welcoming and safe environment to aid soldiers and their families in transitioning to civilian life, or to return to active duty. This unique facility offers healing through primary care and support services as well as a community center and daycare for the children of soldiers in the program and their families. The facility can support up to 500 soldiers as they recover from post-traumatic stress disorder and other war wounds.
Band Training Facility
The training facility for the 4th Infantry’s Ivy Division Band supports the unique mission, needs of its soldiers, and architecturally complements the existing facilities at Fort Carson. The design incorporates acoustical properties to support the band’s ability to rehearse and train for their missions, including acoustic paneling and cork flooring. Sustainable features contribute to the well-being and morale of the soldiers, including low- or no-VOC materials for air quality; locally produced materials and materials with recycled content; daylighting; and views.