Army Reserve Center – Fort Lewis

US Army Corps of Engineers

S. M. Wilson was selected as “Best Value” contractor for the construction of a new 1,200-member Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. The 104,497 SF training center will support the Army Reserve’s mission “to provide trained, equipped, and ready soldiers and cohesive units to meet global requirements across the full spectrum of operations.” The facility will contain administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, medical simulator, surgery and food labs, unit storage, and physical fitness areas. Also included is the construction of a new 15,397 SF Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) building with work bays and maintenance administrative support and a 3,817 SF Unheated Storage (UHS) building with space for storage of bulky equipment.

This state-of-the-art Reserve complex will include Anti-Terrorism Force Protection and progressive collapse structural enhancements, technological training capabilities, and military and POV parking. Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the facilities will utilize transpiring solar collectors, photovoltaics and a solar tube day lighting system.