US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Bliss Blood Processing Facility

Fort Bliss, TX

Our design approach supported the facility’s mission, staff efficiency and a physical environment that promotes quality in all stages of the blood-collection process. As part of a task order with the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, this project involves a single-story, 14,000-SF Blood Processing Center for blood collection, testing, manufacturing, storage and shipping of blood products.

Functional relationships between departments informed architectural programming. For example, blood-donor spaces are inviting and warm with abundant daylighting. Staff and administrative areas are located centrally with access to both donor areas and labs. The full progression of processes, from blood collection to shipping has been considered in the layout of spaces.

In addition to the processing center, we provided engineering design services for supporting facilities such as sanitary sewer, fire-safety, water, natural gas, electrical power, data, communications and security.

The facility provides blood components and patient  therapeutics in support of the Armed Services Blood Program, which supplies blood components to military medical centers. The facility also provides critical support to the community by housing blood products for Fort Bliss and a Level II Trauma Center serving the greater El Paso area.


USACE Fort Worth District

At a glance

14,000-SF, single-story

Engineering-design services

Fire Protection and Telecommunications Engineering

Design-build delivery method



Function informed programming

Abundant daylighting

Centrally located staff areas



Interior Design

Medical Equipment Planning

Civil, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Fire Protection and Telecommunications Engineering