Services: Architecture, Medical Equipment Planning, Interior Design, Construction Administration

Project Size: 100,570 sq. ft.

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

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.

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The clinic will include five PACT modules that accommodate a total of 40 care teams serving 65 exam rooms. Each PACT module will include specialty clinics, telehealth and standard exam rooms. The new facility will offer audiology, imaging, pathology, lab, dental and mental health services as well as diabetes and healthy eating counseling to the area’s 25,000 Veterans.

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