The goal for the space is to provide Veterans diagnosed with PTSD 100% ADA Compliant living accommodations that meets the VA Domiciliary design criteria for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program. To address the predicted increase in demand for additional PTSD facilities, and to reflect the goal to improve healthcare for Veterans, the FDR Campus has been identified as a facility for the construction of this in-patient type of living accommodation. Renovation to Building 13, Ward AB accomplishes this and provides a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, (24/7) structured and supportive care as a part of the rehabilitative treatment regime.
Ward AB is approximately 17,312 SF and is the second story of a three-story building. The second and third stories will be unoccupied during the project; however, the ground level remains functional. Additionally, risk mitigation strategies were used for separate construction activities occurring simultaneously on the third story of the building.
Spaces included in this design:
- 24 individual patient quarters consisting of bedroom & bathroom
- 13 offices for medical professionals to meet with patients, including a conference space for staff
- 3 ADA compliant group rooms, 1 group room large enough to accommodate all patients and staff together
- 2 nursing stations (designed to be staffed 24/7)
- Recreation space for patients to socialize
- Clinical treatment room, med room, and drug testing bathroom
Key Project Elements:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Comprehensive Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering Services