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US Army Corps of Engineers Selects Clark for Barracks Housing Deal

Project Will Transform Advanced Individual Training Complex at Fort Lee
December 17, 2009

Petersburg, Va. — On December 10, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) selected Clark Design/Build for a new housing project for Soldiers in Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Lee. Clark partnered with architect LS3P Associates on the $68 million project, which will consist of two environmentally-friendly barracks structures alongside multiple support and operations facilities.

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Fort Lee AIT Barracks

"We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver this important project for the Army," said Keith Anderson, executive vice president of Clark Builders Group. "We look forward to drawing upon our past experience and strong partnerships, which will enable us to successfully meet the needs of the Army Corps and the AIT program."

The Army AIT program follows Soldiers' Basic Combat Training to provide hands-on training and field instruction within specific career paths. The new complex project will be a cohesive development providing both housing and affiliated functions for Soldiers in this program. The project's barracks will house over 600 Army personnel in apartment-style homes, whose varied floor plans will feature kitchens, living areas, and walk-in bedroom closets. In support of new housing, the complex will also include classrooms, administrative and operations offices, storage facilities, and a reception area to welcome visitors. An outdoor jogging track, physical training pits, and access drives and parking areas will meet additional USACE requirements.

"In approaching this project, our primary goal is to provide the best facility possible for the ultimate customer, our men and women in arms," said Chris Ions, principal at LS3P Associates. "Recognition by the Army Corps of our Clark-LS3P team is a testament to our record and technical merits as well as the quality of our design and construction capabilities. We look forward to delivering an award-winning component of the Fort Lee installation."

The Fort Lee project will help to fulfill USACE's long-term need for modern and secure military personnel housing. When complete, the project's five-story brick buildings will meet DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings and achieve LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. The Fort Lee project is part of the Northeast Region Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), a program that allows the military to invite qualified offerors to compete for design-build contracts.

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About Clark Builders Group

As the fourth largest multifamily builder in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 50,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.

About LS3P Associates

Founded in 1963, LS3P Associates is an architecture, interior architecture, and strategic visioning frirm with offices throughout North and South Carolina. LS3P Architects bring proven expertise to clients across the nation. LS3P's vision is to deeply understand and fully enhance its clients' strategies through places designed for exceptional results. For more information, visit www.ls3p.com.