National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park is located just outside the gates of Fort Benning, the home of the Infantry and one of the Army’s largest installations. This tribute to Infantrymen is the first of its kind in the United States. Visitors to the museum take an interactive journey through every war fought by the United States over the past two centuries. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to action today in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a special gallery recognizing Medal of Honor recipients. In addition to the 100,000 square foot exhibition hall, the building also includes a 300 seat IMAX theatre, food service facilities, and administrative offices. The adjacent Patriot Park includes a parade field for Fort Benning Infantry School graduations, a memorial walk of honor, and an authentically recreated World War II Company Street.

This is the recipient of the Best of 2009 Award-Best Cultural category and Best of 2009 Award-Best Project Management (tie) from Southeast Construction magazine.

Project Data
Columbus, Georgia 190,000 square feet Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Audio-Visual, Communications, Security Verner Johnson, Inc. Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc.