The Fort Hunter Liggett Operational Readiness Training Complex Breaks Ground

Fort Hunter Liggett, California​ (October 9, 2009)  The Fort Hunter Liggett Operational Readiness Training Complex broke ground in “valley of the oaks” Central, California. The base will provide world- class training for combat support and combat service support units of the Army Reserve, as well as all US military components and allied nations. It will serve as a home for hundreds of troops as well as headquarters for army personal. The fast track project is expected to open in the spring of 2016.

Designed by Fentress Architects, the 180,400 square foot, 56 million dollar ORTC campus will reflect the character of the historic mission san Antonio de Padua and the hacienda that are near the site. The style of these buildings is reminiscent of the Spanish mission revival architectural style. The 1, 2 and 3 story buildings are organized around a large courtyard and provide a human scaled contextual campus in the valley.

Included in the project are three barracks buildings that will house up to 800 soldiers, a company headquarters building and battalion headquarters’ building with classrooms and accommodations for 80 officers as well as several support buildings. The design includes intuitive way finding that leads to distinct areas for each branch of the military.

Optimizing energy efficiency and total life cycle cost, the client and design-build team are pursuing LEED Silver. This project is the first phase of a larger project that will double the ORTC and has been designed to easily transition into Fort Hunter Liggett’s net zero energy usage goals for the base in the near future.

Architect: Fentress Architects
Design-Builder: Sauer Incorporated
Construction Cost: $56 million
Total Size: 180,400 sq. ft.