VA Healthcare Centers: Project Roundup
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Birmingham East VA Clinic (Birmingham, Ala.): This light-filled concourse off the main lobby provides an array of comfortable seating options for families and patients. Large room numbers above group therapy rooms are used for quick and easy wayfinding, while clearstory windows allow natural light into the facility.
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VA Tampa Mental Health Clinic and Inpatient Rehab Facility (Tampa, Fla.): A welcoming reception area and easy wayfinding help create a sense of calm, familiarity, and empowerment. Cool colors have a calming effect and lighter colors are perceived to be more open.
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Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center and Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic (San Antonio, Texas): The two-story main entry lobby creates a welcoming space for visiting veterans via comfortable furniture, lounge areas, collaborative tabletops, and a full-service juice/coffee bar.
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South Jordan VA Clinic (South Jordan, Utah): The waiting area is outfitted with several comfortable, spaced-out seating options located near the exam rooms and labs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/ Jacksonville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic & Domiciliary (Jacksonville, Fla.): The domiciliary living room provides a gathering space where veterans can connect with each other, while easily supervised by staff at the nearby nurse station.
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Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center's (Omaha, Neb.): The “ribbon wall” along the western façade emulates the colored bars awarded to service members for acts of gallantry and valor.
Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (Lakeland, Fla.): The main lobby will feature a variety of seating areas, as well as an honor wall prominently displaying military branch seals. The pattern of the carpet tile will show movement reminiscent of water.
From wellness centers to mental health and outpatient clinics, a variety of healthcare projects for the veteran population are opening across the county. Here, Healthcare Design compiles Veterans Affairs (VA) projects designed to deliver patient-centered care and show honor and respect to veterans and their families.
Click on the links below to read our full coverage of these projects, and scroll through the gallery above to see an image of each one.
Birmingham East VA Clinic
The 71,000-square-foot outpatient mental health clinic blends natural and modern architectural features and materials to create a welcoming setting that complements the surrounding Alabama setting.
VA Tampa Mental Health Clinic and Inpatient Rehab Facility
The 144,000-square-foot integrated mental health clinic for veterans collocates behavioral health services into a dignified, peaceful setting.
Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center and Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
The 31,000-square-foot project in South Texas houses multiple services under one roof to provide comprehensive care to its veteran patient population.
South Jordan VA Clinic
The 30,000-square-foot facility expands access to care for veteran residents in Utah with a design that aligns with the VA’s collaborative care model.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/ Jacksonville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic & Domiciliary
The 193,500-square-foot facility will consolidate mental health and primary care services in a new outpatient clinic and domiciliary.
Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center
The new Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center shows honor and respect for its patients through symbolic architectural solutions.
Veterans Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic
The 132,000-square-foot clinic will consolidate services and offer patients, staff, and visitors a building reflective of its Lakeland, Fla., locale.
Editors note: This post was originally published on February 16, 2022, and has been updated for comprehensiveness.