Our academic infrastructure and capabilities upgrade program is a 15-year effort that will modernize our academic infrastructure and provide new and innovative ways to facilitate intellectual development at levels on par with, or ahead of, peer institutions with whom we compete for talent. These efforts will allow us to bring our academic infrastructure well into the 21st century while simultaneously overcoming a deficit of 715,000 square feet of academic space (lab space, general instruction space, and collaboration space).
This includes a reorganization of our academic disciplines and other programmatic enablers to facilitate more effective interdisciplinary collaboration and integration, as well as a more coherent consolidation of our military, leader, and character development capabilities.
Ultimately, these efforts are about Army readiness, which USMA contributes to by attracting the best and brightest talent possible, developing them into high-performing leaders of character, and then providing the Army with the professional core of every annual cohort of newly commissioned officers.
Academic Building Upgrade Program (ABUP)
The keystone for our overarching modernization effort is the Academic Building Upgrade Program (ABUP), a holistic 15-17 year program that involves the renovation of seven antiquated facilities, some more than a century old, which are critical to delivering academic, military, and character development programs.
Cyber & Engineering Academic Center (CEAC)
The Cyber and Engineering Academic Center (CEAC), a 136 thousand square foot, state-of-the-art facility, will modernize USMA’s engineering, technology, and cyber education capabilities and enable us to remain at the forefront of engineering education. This new building will include laboratories with support space, project fabrication spaces, high bay areas with overhead lift, work spaces, conference rooms, spray booths, and an assortment of other advanced capabilities for our engineering disciplines.
Trophy Point Revitalization & The Link
Our vision includes a complete revitalization of Trophy Point, one of the most visited places on West Point, to include the west end and concert areas. This plan includes improvements for accessibility, pathways, viewing and visitation areas, as well as the amphitheater and stage. The vision for Trophy Point also includes construction of "The Link”, a proposed gift-funded facility that will further contribute to the education of cadets, staff, and faculty by showcasing the humanities components of West Point’s developmental programs and emphasizing the human dimension of war. The Link, with its subterranean design, will enhance the viewshed of the Hudson River while providing a critical capability to link cadets, staff/faculty, candidates and families, and all visitors to the West Point Story: a place to remind visitors about the strategic nature of its past at the birth of our nation; a place to showcase the strategic nature of its present in the context of the leaders it continues to produce for our Army and nation; and a place to emphasize the criticality of its strategic role in the future of our nation as the preeminent leader development institution in the world