LTG R.L. Esmay Education Center

Camp Guernsey, Wyoming

A premier Joint Training Center needed updating and expansion.

The new LTG R. L. Esmay Education Center facility supports the Wyoming Military Department’s position as a premier Joint Training Center with more than 78,000 acres of maneuver and training ranges and 64 square miles of air space, all of which provides for combined arms training using multiple scenarios over varied terrain. The new center supports all manner of training and operations for all state and federal missions, including Camp Guernsey’s mission to facilitate realistic combat training for current and future American warfighters. The site layout adheres to UFC 4-010-01 Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings.

The facility celebrates its namesake and military history.

Lieutenant General Esmay was responsible for obtaining the appropriation for the establishment of the outstanding military training area at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. The General Instruction Building project includes design and construction of a specially designed, +110,000 square feet of new facilities that not only accommodate the daily operations of the WYMD 213th Regiment RTI but also serves the local community with mixed-use public spaces (160-seat auditorium, classroom spaces, etc.). The project also includes design and construction of a new 400-person dining facility and a 110-bed, two-story enlisted barracks. The facilities celebrate the military history of Camp Guernsey with exterior features that consider the adjacent historic buildings on the cantonment and through the creation of both exterior and interior spaces that showcase military equipment and materials.

A cooperative effort maintains the integrity of a historic district.

With plans for constructing state land and a design that meets all applicable local, state and federal building codes, Haskell and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office ensured that the integrity of the historic district, Camp Guernsey Cantonment Area, was maintained. The exterior aesthetics of the three new buildings are compatible with the existing buildings on the Cantonment: Low-sloped and flat roofs (GIB) and sloped, asphalt shingle roofs (DFAC and Billeting), cultured stone veneer base wainscot with light brown and tan stucco colors above.

  • 72,166 SF general instruction building
  • 12,065 SF, 400-person dining facility
  • 26,524 SF, 110-bed enlisted barracks
  • Assembly and large auditorium space
  • Classrooms/training areas
  • Showers/locker rooms
  • Medical exam rooms
  • Weapons vault
  • Significant communications infrastructure
  • Offices/administrative areas
  • Anti-terrorism/force protection
  • Designed to be LEED® Silver (v. 2009) Certifiable
  • Civil design encourages use of low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Parking spaces spaces provided for exclusive use of car pool vehicles
  • Storm water design that both reduces the quantity of water that leaves the site as well as improves the quality
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures to reduce water use by over 45% from the baseline
  • High-performing mechanical equipment and use of materials with very good insulating properties
  • Materials with at least 10% recycled content
  • Sourcing materials within 500 miles whenever possible
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Many thanks to the dedicated Haskell team for the respect they have consistently shown for not only the historic qualities of Camp Guernsey and the surrounding community, but for the integrity of the feedback process."

Linda Kiisk
Historic Preservation Architect, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
Dining Facility interior with stone fireplace

Many thanks to the dedicated Haskell team for the respect they have consistently shown for not only the historic qualities of Camp Guernsey and the surrounding community, but for the integrity of the feedback process."

Linda Kiisk
Historic Preservation Architect, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
General Instruction Building Entry Hall

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