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Army's Largest Transformation Project Underway

July 26, 2006

Fort Belvoir, located in Fairfax County, VA, is about to become the army’s largest transformation project under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) enacted on November 8, 2005. The addition of nearly six million square feet of space with supporting infrastructure and transportation systems will accommodate the arrival of roughly 22,000 military and civilian personnel.

Ft. Belvoir’s realignment will include building a new urban center comprised of offices, open spaces, and community facilities, as well as infrastructure including utilities, communications systems, roads and transit opportunities. The U.S. Army plans on transforming Ft. Belvoir into a world-class facility to support a community of military and national security organizations.

In a fifty-fifty joint venture, PBS&J and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) have won the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract for master planning, design, engineering, and program integration of the base’s realignment. PBS&J and SOM will be responsible for meeting tenant and stakeholder visions for administration, intelligence, medical, and operational systems, as well as training facilities, and community support facilities. The team and its 16 subconsultants go by the name of Belvoir New Vision Planners (BNVP).

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