Service: Architecture, Interior Design, Medical Equipment Planning, Construction Administration
Size: 153,000 sq. ft.
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Central Alabama Health Care Center
The design concept for the Central Alabama Health Care Center is driven by the idea of creating a relaxing, healing environment for patients and families, and an inspiring work atmosphere for the healthcare team.
The building was designed to blend into the context of the surrounding area – a facility that is nestled in the natural, green landscape, creating a clinic in the park. The building’s form is shaped to resemble open arms, embracing the central green space, suggesting a welcoming gesture. Rising from the center of this form is the glazed, two-story, elliptical-shaped lobby, which provides a strong, iconic image of the facility and the high-quality service it provides.
The Health Care Center provides ambulatory care, radiology, eye care, dental, pharmacy and other specialty services.
Key Sustainability Features
- 50% of site was vegetated and areas of respite were provided for staff and patients
- Process water for medical equipment reduced 28.06% and general water use reduced by 33.06%
- Enhanced commissioning and ongoing measurement and verification plan aid in keeping the project operating as designed well into occupancy
- 80.82% of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and 83.81% of all building materials were sustainable products