Battalion Recruit Training Barracks
Location: MCRD, Parris Island, SC
Department of Defense
Architecture, Interior Design
The historic Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island is nestled in the southern tip of the South Carolina low country. The base was officially established in 1915 with the primary mission to train all new enlisted Marines east of the Mississippi River. Today it supports a population of 2,500 Marines and Sailors permanently stationed supporting the basic training program. The new CDC is designed to blend with the historic architecture of Parris Island, employing brick detailing utilizing accent brick, corbelling and recessed panels that reflect the historic buildings constructed during WW1. The new single story CDC cares for infants, toddlers, pre-toddlers and pre-school children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, accommodating 248 children and 63 staff members. This project is the first on the base to be recognized as a Net Zero Building and was certified as LEED “Gold” in 2012.
Leader: Theodore (Ted) Fery, AIA, LEED AP, LTC, USA, Ret