Mortenson Awarded Historic Renovation Project at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
January 4, 2011
Fort Leavenworth, KS — The Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded Mortenson Construction’s Federal Contracting Group (FCG) an $11.9 million design-build contract for the historic renovation of Building 429 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. GLMV Architecture, Inc., is Mortenson’s design partner for this project. This is FCG’s second project at Fort Leavenworth, and the fifth task order awarded to us under the USACE Kansas City NWD Regional multiple award task order contract.
The Building 429 Repair project includes the complete renovation of 88,680-square-feet of interior space, including all four floors and basement of the existing structure. The building will be transformed to provide open plan office space, private offices, conference rooms, secure work areas, break rooms, business centers, MEP and communications equipment rooms, restrooms, elevator lobbies, and utility rooms. A new elevator and an ADA-compliant ramp constructed adjacent to the existing loading dock will be incorporated into the final design. New interior finishes will be coordinated with existing historic interior walls, terrazzo floors, and woodwork.
Fort Leavenworth is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Kansas City, Kansas. Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, the 213-acre Leavenworth Historic Landmark District includes over 230 historically significant buildings. Fort Leavenworth is also home to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College and the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the only maximum security correctional facility in the Department of Defense.