Fort Jackson Starship Barracks and Dining Facility

Sector: Government

Starship-Barracks-and-Dining-FacilityFort Jackson is the U.S. Army’s main production center for basic combat training and houses more than 3,500 active duty soldiers and their 12,000 family members. To meet these troops’ expanding functional and technical needs, Fort Jackson’s starship barracks, which were built in the 1970s, needed to be renovated and expanded. The U.S. Army engaged Woolpert to provide architecture and engineering services for the renovation of three 32,000-square foot starship barracks—Buildings 5422, 5482, and 5500—and the construction of a new, two-quad dining facility to serve more than 5,700 troops. The stacked dining facility is the largest single mess hall facility built at a base and was designed using LEED principles. The work also included a new substation to provide power service for these expansions.

Woolpert asked Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to join the design/build team and to provide fire protection engineering and life safety design, as well as construction period services. Specifically, FEI performed a design analysis of the interior life safety, fire sprinkler, fire alarm and mass notification systems for each building; developed construction documents consisting of a specification and a drawing set of the interior fire sprinkler, fire alarm and mass notification systems; and conducted performance-based design of the interior fire sprinkler systems.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District




Fort Jackson, SC

Services Provided

  • Design analysis
  • Construction document development
  • Performance-based design
  • Shop submittal review
  • In-progress installation reviews
  • Final site review

Construction Cost

$75 million


96,000 SF

Completion Date