The U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs (VA) selected Fredericksburg, Va., as the house of this new clinic to alleviate demand within the Washington, D.C. space VA hospitals, to serve the group’s rising veteran inhabitants, and to pay homage to the crucial function Fredericksburg performed in American and army historical past. The 426,722-square-foot Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic will reply that decision upon completion in 2024.
The medical facility, providing outpatient and routine care, focuses on elevating the standard of life and productiveness of veterans whereas additionally defending the well being, security, and welfare of veterans, guests, and employees.
Located on 48 acres, the four-story challenge will embrace a therapeutic backyard and veterans memorial, amongst different greenspace facilities, that encompass the constructing and create a definite character to every quadrant. These greenspaces set the constructing in a extra pure, therapeutic surroundings that engages guests upon their arrival and all through their go to. The clinic’s scale is unprecedented in the neighborhood. To mediate this scale with the small-town character of the Fredericksburg group, the constructing massing is conceived as a collection of volumes that divides the power into quadrants. These quadrants serve completely different roles for the power (predominant public entrance and memorial backyard, therapeutic backyard, employees entry and amenity area, and repair). These will relate to at least one one other utilizing a standard language that’s impressed by the native Georgian and neoclassical structure of the area. The impact of this creates a way of a small village of volumes, a theme that’s bolstered with the inside public areas.
The ability has a big, complicated program consisting of main care, imaging, ambulatory surgical procedure and different clinics of varied specialties that may create a problem for planning and wayfinding. The neighborhood idea mirrored on the inside permits every clinic to have a reception “portal” alongside the general public promenade to offer ease of entry. The cadence and rhythm of the portals and their related ready areas additionally break up the big expanses of public areas alongside the constructing backbone and periphery. Inside every clinic the affected person care areas are organized round a central employees area. This mannequin is derived from the VA affected person care module that enables the planning and care to be deliberately affected person centric.
Facility identify: Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Anticipated completion date: 2024
Proprietor: Carnegie Administration
Whole constructing space: 426,722 sq. ft.
Whole building price: N/A
Value/sq. ft.: N/A
Structure agency: Little
Inside design: Little
Basic contractor: Harvey-Cleary Builders
Engineering: Little (civil); BR+A (MEP engineering, hearth safety and low-voltage techniques) and NV5 (structural engineering)
Builder: Harvey-Cleary Builders