The Dormitories and Conference Center provides 252 private bedroom suites and a 15,000 square foot conference center to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Borders College (GBC).
The complex is comprised of four main building, two of which are linked by a First Floor Conference Center which serves both residents and non-residents.
Buildings are arranged on the site to create a centralized courtyard to provide outdoor activities for both residents and guests of the conference center. Each building has two residential wings, linked by a glass amenity form which houses common areas, such as multi-purpose rooms, lounges, kitchen, laundry and support spaces. The residential wings are made up of private bedroom suites, grouped in houses of 24 which correspond to the optimal class size of the GBC.
The campus is located on rolling hills of West Virginia which slopes 20 feet across the site. Buildings are sited to work with the natural terrain allowing grade transition and ADA accessibility through the buildings and across the site.
Architect of Record: BrooAlexa Design (a joint venture between Perspectus Architecture and BrooAlexa LLC).
Targeting LEED Gold Certification.