EwingCole completes first design-build project for the USMA

The second phase of the project, which includes the academic buildings and the lacrosse and football fields, was completed in January 2012.

Site constraints led to the configuration of the building as a continuous ribbon
Site constraints led to the configuration of the building as a continuous ribbon stretched along the edge of a large, open plane on a steep hillside.
March 06, 2012

EwingCole recently completed a $98,000,000 relocation of the US Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) from Fort Monmouth, N.J. to the grounds of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. 

The 57-acre campus development includes the following:

  • 73,000 sf classroom and administrative buildings
  • 87,000 sf athletic and fitness space
  • 14,000 sf dining and exchange facilities
  • 246-bed student quarters
  • 3 NCAA athletic fields

Site constraints led to the configuration of the building as a continuous ribbon stretched along the edge of a large, open plane on a steep hillside. This freed virtually the entire plane for athletic fields with little disturbance to the forested hillside, a primary amenity of the site. A gently curving drive leads to the center of the academic block –the heart of the school.

Phase I was completed in the summer of 2011, in time for Reception Day on July 18 when the institution welcomed 244 new cadet candidates, the first class to occupy the new facilities. The second phase of the project, which includes the academic buildings and the lacrosse and football fields, was completed in January 2012. The Athletic Building, which is the last phase of the project, will be complete this Spring. BD+C

         
 

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