ORTC - Camp Atterbury

Location: 
Edinburgh, Indiana
Client: 
Military Department of Indiana
Project Completed: 
2014
Details: 

CSO, along with American Structurepoint, has been retained by the Military Department of Indiana to design a new $28,000,000 Operational Readiness Training Center (ORTC) for Camp Atterbury. The center will house over 640 soldiers in a standard modified two-story design.  The project includes billeting facilities in a barracks style configuration, as well as 2+2 sleeping quarters for the non-commissioned officers associated with each wing.  A television lounge, internet café, laundry and latrine facilities are provided with each set of barracks.  Two Bachelor Officer Quarters housing 80 soldiers in a semi-private 2+2 arrangement in each are also planned as part of the ORTC complex.  Finally, a 30,000 square foot dining facility serving the complex will be included as well.  The project is the first phase of a new complex just north of the existing Camp Atterbury campus that will eventually house 6000 soldiers.

Improvements to the standard design derived from the Charette process included the following:

  • Configuration of the buildings to create a campus environment to improve the response of the preferred Course of Action to the following criteria:
  • ATFP considerations
  • Ease of accessibility
  • Contiguous Battalion Operations
  • Future Expansion
  • Accommodation of the Geothermal Well Field
  • Formation/PT spaces
  • Improvement of the Latrine/Laundry/Barracks arrangement to create a more flexible layout to     accommodate male/female soldiers.
  • A covered, exterior, wash down area in each stairwell at the end of the Barracks to allow for a “pre-wash” function of personnel and individual equipment.