ICON 3 D printed Barracks Designed by Logan Architecture Camp Swift Texas 2021 a

3D-printed Barracks at Camp Swift

By Brooke Bauguess

The 3,844-sq.-ft., energy-efficient building can house up to 72 soldiers during training missions.

In 2021, the Texas Military Department (TMD) partnered with ICON to design and 3D print an innovative, energy-efficient training barracks at the Camp Swift Training Center in Bastrop, TX. At the time, it was the largest 3D-printed structure in North America. Additional barracks by ICON for the United States Army have since claimed that title.

The 3,800 sq.-ft. building can house up to 72 soldiers while they train for missions. This effort utilized robotic construction-scale technology and advanced materials to deliver military barracks at increased speeds compared to traditional construction and to replace temporary barracks and structures that have exceeded their intended lifespan with more energy-efficient permanent structures that reduce overall lifecycle costs.


  • Partner: Texas Military Department
  • Partner: AFWERX and Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
  • Construction and Technology: ICON
  • Architecture: Logan Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Fort Structures