Warrior in Transition Complex

  • Location Ft. Wainright, AK
  • Client KPB Architects
  • Owner US Army Corps of Engineers, AK
  • Serving Those Who Serve

    Barracks, headquarters, and soldier assistance facilities provide support for transitional warriors.

  • Fighting for Their Future

    Transition facility helps in career counseling and training for life after the military.

A smooth transition. The mission of the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Company Bravo, Fort Wainwright is to improve the life of each soldier who walks through its doors. No soldier plans on getting assigned to a Warrior Transition Battalion after becoming wounded, ill or injured, but if the situation arises the staff at WTU is there to assist them in their journey. The nature of the program at this facility necessitated command, living and family facilities all be co-located on the same site, with good pedestrian flow between all buildings. This was accomplished by arranging the buildings such that they had both street facing primary entrances, and side or courtyard entrances facing the other associated buildings. Anti-terrorism and force-protection set-back distances were attained such that no building hardening was required, while all windows were designed for the appropriate level of blast-protection. There were three buildings developed using the Design-Build methodology for the WTU campus; the Soldier and Family Assistance Center is a 6,650 SF, one-story building; the Company Headquarters is a 8,300 SF, one-story building; and the Barracks Building is a 19,280 SF, one-story, 16-unit building.