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Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
BergerABAM provided a full spectrum of services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Special Forces Master Plan at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). This collaborative effort developed a master plan for long-range land use that satisfies mission-essential construction requirements and client needs and includes goals, program objectives, and phasing and design alternatives. The eventual design solution grew out of an interactive process that included significant all-party dialogue.
The 1st Special Force Group master plan integrates and phases new construction and enhances functional relationships between buildings while reserving space for future growth. Relocating and consolidating administrative, housing, and personnel support facilities increased capacity and grouped battalion operations and supporting maintenance facilities into a highly functional East Compound. The master plan also highlighted a walkable campus environment and a network of landscaped open spaces for recreation and physical training.
BergerABAM analyzed the site, documented existing facilities, recommended future uses, generated phased plans for utilities and stormwater facilities, and furnished cost estimates. Because transportation and site circulation were critical to the success of the master plan, BergerABAM evaluated designs for pedestrian and vehicle bridges, developed roadway realignment alternatives, and analyzed the plan’s parking needs. We also oversaw all coordination between the design team and JBLM project managers, tracked and documented the project, created the master plan report and accompanying maps, and oversaw the development of a 3-D model and regulatory maps to update the existing master plan for the entire base.