United States Military Academy Preparatory School is $198 Million Success Story

 Philadelphia, PA (July 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) is the recipient of a 2012 Design-Build Merit Award, given by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

EwingCole and STV were commissioned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, New York District to design at the US Military Academy’s (USMA) historic West Point campus. The mission of USMAPS is to provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral and ethical environment and to prepare, motivate and inspire candidates for success at the USMA.

“EwingCole is proud to be part of the team that successfully completed the first design-build acquisition for the USMA,” said John Capelli, AIA, EwingCole’s project principal. “We developed a planning and design solution that supports and enhances the mission of USMAPS while leveraging the natural opportunities of the site.”

The award will be bestowed in New Orleans at the DBIA national conference during a ceremony on the evening of November 8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  In announcing the awards, the DBIA stated that this year’s program “was the most competitive to date and the submission was rigorously judged by a panel of owners and DBIA professionals.”

The school offers 73,000 sf of academic and operations facilities, including a 330-seat lecture hall; 14,000 sf cafeteria and kitchen; and 246-bed quarters.

“Applying the best in class solutions from the private and public sector, the team has delivered a world class facility that was constructed by J. Kokolakis Contracting for a cost of 39% less than comparable facilities,” stated Capelli.

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