Davis Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was named a 2018 “Best of the Best” project by Engineering News Record in their national Top 20 competition for projects completed between May 2017 and May 2018. Davis Barracks was recognized in the Residential/Hospitality category.
Previously, Davis Barracks was named a 2018 ENR New York Best Project in the Residential/Hospitality category (tying with architect Zaha Hadid’s 520 W. 28th St. Building in Manhattan). A panel of judges scored and selected winning projects in the New York Region that embodied safety, innovation, and quality of design and construction. From there, new panels of judges were assembled to review all regional Best Project winners by category and ultimately selected 20 national winners as “Best of the Best”.
Completed in 2017, the six-story, 287,000-sq-ft Davis Barracks is the first barracks built at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 45 years. This historic $183 million design-build project is comprised of a gothic-style structure with 167,901 individually shaped granite blocks that contribute to ease of maintenance and long service life. Additionally, in support of the Academy’s goal of a net-zero energy campus, the building features many complex, innovative, and sustainable features including a six-story central lightwell for daylighting, radiant heating and cooling, and 100% solar domestic water heating.
Tectonic provided various services including geotechnical engineering, surveying monitoring, survey construction support, and construction inspection for the project’s general contractor, Walsh Construction.