Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Size: Phases I & II: 170,000 sq. ft.
Completion: Phase I: 2003, Phase II: 2008
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Location: Mather, CA
Service: Master Planning, Design Validation, Programming, Architectural & Interior Design, Construction Documents, Construction Support Services, Procurement Assistance, Structural & Life Safety Upgrades, Record Documents
Phase I: The hospital/research tower includes 40 medical and surgical nursing beds, 10 mental health beds, 10 medical research beds, 10 intensive care beds, 4 operating rooms, radiology, emergency, endoscopy and medical research laboratories. In addition, upgraded mechanical and electrical energy centers were required.
Phase II: The Ambulatory Care Building served as a hospital for Air Force and the VA, since 1964. The building was converted to ambulatory care building after the completion of the hospital tower. The ambulatory care facility required life safety upgrades to its structural, fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. In addition, the new hospital expansion required upgrades to the nuclear medicine, pharmacy, clinical laboratory, sterile processing and distribution services and morgue.
Emergency Department: The project is a design-build addition to the existing emergency department to accommodate the increasing need for more clinical space. The additional clinical space includes: observation/monitoring rooms, observation/treatment rooms, nurse station, triage rooms and other support areas. This project also improves the physical security and access for the medical center.