Client: WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety State Armory Board
Location: Fairmont, West Virginia
Architect: The Omni Associates
Founded in 1735, the United States’ longest-serving military unit, the 201st Field Artillery Battalion, was in need of a larger space for training on their 35-acre tract of land. With the 901st Medical Detachment Army Reserves, the 201st now has 91,000 square feet of building to work with.
Classrooms, a computer lab, bunk rooms, a kitchen, and motor pool are all features of the new Center. A commanding 24,000 square foot drill hall, 3 times the size of the old drill hall and gym combined, is a disaster-ready emergency shelter as well. Areas for events are available to rent, and new locker rooms doubled the storage space of the previous lockers.
The Center is named for World War II veteran Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor for the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the last surviving United States Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in WWII.
The Project Manager was actively involved in conducting the weekly project meetings, notifying the architect and client of potential schedule issues, and providing much-needed status of submittals and RFIs. The Project Supervisor was diligent in keeping the client and design teams alert of organizational and scheduling issues affected by a large amount of trade participation. Needless to say, we would highly recommend TEDCO for work on future projects.