U.S. Disciplinary Barracks & Parade Grounds Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Historic preservation of historic properties
Recreational Planning & Design
Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties
Coordination with State Historic Preservation Office
Integrated Design-Build Approach and Innovative BIM Technologies
Premier Engineering Consultants was a member of the Design-Build Team for the central parade ground of the United States Disciplinary Barracks. Berger Devine Yaeger served as the design lead for this JE Dunn construction project. Originally constructed in 1840 the USDB Complex is listed on the Fort Leavenworth National Historic Register and is identified as a National Landmark District. The historic USDB Complex and central parade ground was originally constructed as a U.S. Army prison at Fort Leavenworth and was recently renovated for various Army organizations including the Civilian Education System that houses administrative offices and training classrooms.
The project consisted of transforming the existing parade ground to provide an outdoor living space including a series of architectural features including; an outdoor pavilion, a historic castle monument along with various sized memorials, seating and retaining walls, 70’ flagpole in addition to pedestrian walkways and landscaping. The design of the parade ground preserves the historic appearance and landscape accenting the character-defining features of the 1840 prison buildings and parade ground constructed of native limestone quarried by prisoners that were housed at the Fort Leavenworth Reservation from 1876 to 1881.
Project Size: 42,000 SF
Construction cost: $420,000
Role: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Project Management
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District