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Army Corps Construction Projects Bring West Point Into the 21st Century

Briana Bloomer and Michelle O'Donoghue

Posted on June 28, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has a robust military construction mission at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, providing more modern academic and living space for Cadets. The work maintains the standards of excellence the Academy is known for ─  preparing future leaders for the Nation’s challenges ahead.

New York District Commander Col. Matthew Luzzatto commented: “The work at West Point is a critical component of our military construction mission. A dedicated team of professionals ─ including personnel at the West Point Area Office on campus ─ are overseeing the work, ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget. We’re proud to be serving our Nation in this capacity.”

Cyber Engineering & Academic Center

The Cyber Engineering and Academic Center (CEAC) is a $217-million project constructing a four-story academic building suited to train and equip future officers to confront the increasingly technological challenges of peacekeeping. Scheduled for completion in 2025 and focused on innovation and collaboration, the new facility will have 59 unique labs, each designed with flexibility/adaptability for future programming to keep pace with a rapidly-evolving technology.

General Instruction Space

The Swing Facility is a temporary 20,000 sq. ft. structure with administrative and collaborative academic space. It will be used to provide additional educational space for various departments when renovations are being made to instructional areas. It’s part of the 17-year Academic Building Upgrade Program (ABUP) renovating seven outdated facilities (some more than a century old) critical to delivering academic and military programs.

Cadet Barracks

All Cadet barracks on campus are getting major renovations as part of the West Point Cadet Barracks Upgrade Program (CBUP) upgrading nine Cadet barracks and facilities. The 10-year effort to modernize all existing Cadet barracks will deliver modern living facilities that increase space and reduce operating costs. Work has already been completed on seven of barracks, the final two are under construction.

Camp Buckner

Camp Buckner, located several miles from West Point’s main campus, is a summer training facility for Academy Cadets. Work has begun on a five-year renovation of 38 buildings serving as cadet barracks during the summer.

The $66 million renovation, expected to be complete in 2026, is part of the West Point Military Complex Development Program upgrading military training areas allowing cadets to train year-round. Built in the late 1940s, the barracks are being updated to address structural issues, relocate sleeping and bathroom facilities, install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and new windows and roofing. Additional improvements include thermal insulation, plumbing and electrical upgrades, WiFi and fire-suppression and fire-alarm systems.

Cullum Hall

Constructed nearly 130 years ago (1896), Cullum Hall was originally designed to memorialize the service and sacrifice of West Point graduates that died in combat. Currently housing the Cadet Hostess and Cadet Clubs, the lower basement levels are being completely renovated to serve as the new home for the U.S. Military Academy Archives.


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