- VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Chattanooga, Tenn. – “A Beacon of Hope” The design centerpiece of the single-story, 100,570-sq. ft. Chattanooga clinic is a transparent, iconic “Beacon of Hope” – a distinctive 32-ft. glass and wood structure that marks the main entry, creating a strong visual identity and sense of place. A brick veneer finish on the exterior imparts a feeling of comfort and permanence. The clinic is nestled into rolling terrain with native landscape and green space along Shallowford Road, an iconic memorial to Veterans. The outdoor environment, created through extensive landscaping, site amenities, architectural elements and native plantings, contributes to a setting conducive to healing by emphasizing a connection to nature. Waiting areas in the lobby feature expansive glass walls and a clerestory providing abundant daylight and views of the surrounding landscape.
- VA Outpatient Clinic, San Antonio, Texas – “Healing Embrace” The three-story, 236,595-sq. ft. VA San Antonio clinic welcomes patients with healing embrace – a grand curved front entrance that guides wayfinding upon arrival. An atrium floods the main lobby with natural lighting and serves to visually connect upper floors with the main level. The building’s sweeping curves are defined by a glass curtain wall, flanked on either side by stone veneer. The exterior is clad in Texas limestone and glass. Effective site integration with extensive native plantings result in a lush, park-like, pedestrian-friendly setting, further contributing to the healing experience. The interior design finishes create visual connections to the exterior – visual and physical access to the natural elements creates a healthy, relaxing environment to comfort patients and visitors, and improves staff productivity and retention.
- VA Outpatient Clinic, Lubbock, Texas – “A Healing Partnership” The design vision for the two-story, 124,696-sq. ft. VA Lubbock clinic is to seamlessly integrate with the Texas Tech University campus on which it will be developed while maintaining a distinct identity to welcome Veterans. Inspired by the university’s rich history and well-preserved Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture, the clinic’s exterior is reminiscent of this style and uses a complementary brick veneer and clay tile roofing. A soaring two-story glass curtain wall forms a majestic entry while flooding the interior with daylight, offering views of the surrounding campus, and creating visual connection between the upper and lower concourses.
- VA Phoenix Outpatient Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz. – “A Healing Oasis” The VA Phoenix clinic design is inspired by Arizona’s vibrant color palette, striations, elevations and geological formations. The site, located in the City of Phoenix Valley Metro light rail Gateway district, includes transit-oriented development (TOD) features with access to public transit, pedestrian connectivity, shading and other features required pursuant to the prevailing City of Phoenix Walkable Urban (WU) Code. The five-story building integrates with the site to capture mountain views that surround it. Other key design elements of the 275,157-sq. ft. clinic include deep fissures carved into the facades and roof of the building, which align with the rugged terrain. Sun-shading systems are integrated into the façade to efficiently and economically manage heat gain and ensure comfort. Dappled light filters through louvered panels into the cool and sleek interior, which mimic shade trees in an oasis. Linear paths and stairs frame the lobby to guide horizontal and vertical circulation and wayfinding.
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