Services: Architecture, Medical Equipment Planning, Interior Design, Construction Administration
Market Sector: Healthcare
Size: 95,000 sq. ft.
Location: San Jose, California
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | San Jose Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
The new VA San Jose Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) was built to serve and honor the veteran community of San Jose, California. The project meets 21st-century healthcare standards while supporting the VA’s long-term goals and respecting its core values.
The design is centered around healing. The existing site context, architectural design and surrounding landscape blend together without boundaries. This, in turn, creates a functional healing oasis that connects patients, staff and the community by providing an inviting, healing environment, an inspiring work atmosphere, and a pedestrian-friendly landscape. Our design takes full advantage of the site with celebrated views toward Mount Hamilton to the east and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west through integrated landscaping, building orientation, and transparent glazing.
To create a strong sense of arrival, the front of the building features a three-dimensional axis created by the landscape, memorial plaza, and art wall. The building form celebrates the natural environment and reacts to views of the surrounding mountains, creating a memorable and iconic form to recognize the veterans and service men and women.