General contractor The Weitz Company recently completed two projects at Fort Riley totaling $32 million: the 132,000-square-foot Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Post Exchange, which represents $24 million and includes a variety of stores, restaurants and services; and the 18,000-square-foot Combat Aviation Brigade Whitside Dining Facility, which represents $8 million and was built to achieve a LEED Silver rating for green construction and sustainability.
The Post Exchange, for use by Fort Riley soldiers, their families and military retirees, was designed by Marshall Waters Wood Architecture, Springfield, MO. The contract was administered by the AAFES Real Estate Division in Dallas. The Exchange, which was developed on a 9-acre site, will sell clothing and electronics, and include such services as a pharmacy, barbershop and spa. Its food court, with five restaurants, will be available to Department of Defense civilians.
The Whitside Dining Facility, a joint-venture, design-build project between Weitz and MaxFour Engineers & Architects, Denver, CO, was administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.