The latest healing campus in Jacksonville includes residential rehab and treatment services for homeless veterans.
FREMONT, CA: Hoefer Welker, an architecture firm, and U.S. Federal Properties (USFP), a Kansas City-based developer, chooses to provide a new Outpatient Clinic and Domiciliary for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans.
The latest campus, developed by USFP and leased to the V.A., will combine existing mental health care services into a single campus custom-developed to serve the area's 45,000 veterans. The 173,500 square-foot clinics comprehensive outpatient clinic will have the V.A.s Patient Aligned Pact Care Team model of care, which focuses on patient-driven, proactive, personalized, and team-based care 28,500 square-foot domiciliary will offer residential rehab and treatment services for homeless veterans.
The clinic's architectural and interior design stresses sustainably developed spaces to offer primary care, physical medicine and rehab, mental health services, optometry, radiology, multi-specialty, audiology, and pathology services. Additional features comprise a large imaging program with MRI, CT, and women's imaging center, and substance abuse, homeless, and PTSD treatment programs in a home-like setting. Large windows, warm tones, and natural elements generate a fresh and relaxing environment for veterans and their families. Visual continuity between the interior and exterior of the building combined the design. Similar materials, colors, and proportions will be carried from the major entry, through the lobby atrium and public concourse, and into the patient rooms.
A large atrium creates a strong connection between the first and second floors, and intuitive wayfinding enables the lobby space to act as a central hub. Efficient clinical space layout lets staff spend more time with patients, protects patient privacy, and reduces fatigue.
Designed to be integral and connected to the main clinic, the domiciliary features light blues and warm wood tones, adding to space's resort-like feel. The project will be built to gain two Green Globes for New Construction, based on its sustainable, healthy, and resilient building design. This holistic method to sustainability is present in both the building and site through climate-responsive design, high-performance glazing, energy-efficient lighting, water efficiency through native landscapes, and an on-site detention basin. In collaboration with USFP, which develops, finances, owns, and operates federal government-leased properties, Hoefer Welker is pioneering the new healthcare clinic's architectural and interior design.