Our team at The Korte Company is seasoned in school design and construction, and we’ve completed builds across the country to help further education. When the U.S. Army wanted to build a place for service members’ school children to learn and play on a military base near Tacoma, WA, we delivered a facility that met every need — on-time and on-budget.

This 23,000-square-foot facility includes a gymnasium, a computer lab and rooms for a commercial-grade kitchen. We built additional, separate rooms for teens, middle school and grade school children, and we specially designed rooms for karate, dance and other classes. Our team delivered a complete children’s area with outside sports practice fields and a covered pavilion area.

We were awarded the project using a pioneering concept in government procurement. The U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR) used an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract to bring The Korte Company on board at the beginning of the planning process. That meant we could help the U.S. Army establish a smart budget and procurement strategy from the project’s onset, streamlining the contract process and speeding up project delivery. We worked in partnership with MWR to design a building that met all of the Army’s financial needs. As the build progressed, we maintained and controlled the cost through every phase, from design through construction.

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Project Details
Markets
  • Department of Defense
  • Education
Services
  • Design-Build
Clients
  • U.S. Army Morale
  • Welfare and Recreation
Architects
  • FGM Inc.
Size
  • 23,000 square feet
Year
  • 2001
Location
  • Fort Lewis, WA
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