Groundbreaking Held for New Wiley|Wilson–designed US Army War College

Construction is officially underway on a new four-story General Instruction Building (GIB) to support the United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. Wiley|Wilson proudly provided A-E design services for the new facility. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 14, marking the 245th anniversary of the US Army.

“We are so excited to celebrate this important milestone for the US Army by breaking ground on a new, state-of-the-art facility for teaching and training new and emerging military leaders,” said Todd Whaley, Wiley|Wilson Project Manager who coordinated the design efforts for the firm. “The new GIB will offer a high level of functionality and adaptability for the Army War College’s wide-ranging needs, as well as more flexibility and user options for both personnel and visitors.”

The 4-story, 201,600 square foot building features a 600-seat tiered auditorium with Skybox classrooms, 28 seminar spaces, 2 large group lecture rooms, and a two-story “Knowledge Commons” — a specialized academic library. The facility provides several unique spaces to help enhance the overall learning environment, including a podcast studio, a broadcast studio, and an Innovation Center and Lab.

“This project required precise coordination as the design progressed,” Todd added. “With 13 sub-consultants, 21 different offices, and more than 75 professional engineers and designers working on the design, it was critical that we maintain effective and ongoing communication to keep the project on task.”

Those efforts worked: the design was submitted ahead of schedule. Manhattan Construction has mobilized on site and construction is underway.

Read more about the groundbreaking ceremony, including remarks and comments from Army officers and Congressional representatives who attended the event, here.