The new Dormitory and Conference Center at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, will include two training functions (tactical and academic) and two supporting functions -- residential and maintenance and operations of facilities.
The scope of the Dormitory project is to provide housing for students during their stay at the Advanced Training Center. Typical stays range from two weeks to six weeks. The buildings will accommodate 296 private sleep rooms, divided into groupings of 24, and referred to as lodges. The overall building design concept will promote student interaction that reinforces the team building taught in both the tactical and academic settings. Within the 296 rooms, seven Executive Suites will be provided for eight of the ATC’s distinguished guests. The sustainability goal is LEED Certified Gold Level.
Perspectus Architecture was nationally honored in May 2011 as an integral team member of the joint venture BrooAlexa Design Joint Venture. The joint venture was recognized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the 2011 DHS Small Business Achievement Award for its outstanding work on this project in support of the DHS mission. Architect of Record is BrooAlexa Design. Perspectus Architecture is a partner in this joint venture with BrooAlexa, LLC, a multi-faceted, HUBZone, 8(a) company specializing in construction, manufacturing and masonry work.