Tornado’s destruction requires fast-tracked building design

A tornado destroyed key structures at the Camp Ripley Training Facilities in northern Minnesota. Following a fast-paced schedule, we are providing complete design, engineering and construction administration services for the Minnesota National Guard.

Construction is underway 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 will increase 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.


Camp Ripley Training Facilities Fast-Track Design


Minnesota Army National Guard


Little Falls, MN


“The project coordination between the design team and us [the general contractor] is extremely well done. The quality of the documents and available technology that Mead & Hunt brought to the process made the working relationship much smoother.”
Mark Wolvert, Project Manager
W Gohman Construction