VA Community Living Center (CLC) at American Lake Medical Center (VA Nursing Home and Dietetics Kitchen)
Submitted by PCL Construction Services, Inc.
This $34-million project includes 83 total patient beds and space for hospice and dementia care with extensive daylighting to provide a homey atmosphere. Built to LEED silver standards, the center includes a structural steel frame with steel stud shear walls; and a multiple component roof consisting of metal roof panels, membrane roof, and irrigated eco-roof to provide stormwater treatment and acoustic insulation for all resident rooms.
The facility was designed to help patients and their families feel relaxed and at “home”. To help accomplish this goal the facility has extensive glazing, allowing day light to fill almost all occupied spaces.
The project was two months ahead of schedule, in part because of the team’s use of a web-based system to manage RFI’s, submittals and the punchlist, as well as job photos, correspondence and CAD Files.
The main corridors of the patient wings were broken up and built on a radius to limit the long and straight rows of patient rooms traditionally found in facilities of this type. This facility is one of the first for the VA as they strive to transform their culture of care to a healthier, non-institutional community.
Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs
Architect: TCF Architecture, PLLC
General Contractor: PCL Construction Services
Engineers: AHBL; Hargis Engineers
Subcontractors: Eagle Harbor Associates; R.E.P. Electric; Cobra Roofing; Cascade Steel; Spectra Contract Flooring; KHS&S; Wetherholt & Assoc.