A tornado destroyed key structures at the Camp Ripley Training Facilities in northern Minnesota. Following a fast-paced schedule, we provided complete design, engineering and construction administration services for the Minnesota National Guard.
Construction is now completed for a barracks building with dining facilities, officers’ quarters, vehicle maintenance training shop and supply headquarters. The four buildings, designed in only six months, follow the military’s standard design and associated regulations. Our integrated design approach, in cooperation with the National Guard, allowed us to meet the aggressive schedule.
The project increased the availability of modern billeting with a focus on environmental stewardship, including a geothermal system. We designed the structures to meet future mission requirements. The 53,000-acre regional facility trains more than 30,000 soldiers on an annual basis. Our design meets the goal of providing a contemporary, user-friendly resource.