The VA Puget Sound Campus delivers essential care to veterans every day, and how do you upgrade an existing medical campus and keep the health services being delivered uninterrupted? Designed to be completed in three phases in order to continue to serve the local veterans population, this $165 million project includes seismic bracing of an eight story nursing tower, followed by a new 800 car parking structure. The final phase is a 220,000 square foot mental health outpatient and research building and site work to create a new front entrance to the campus.
The project incorporates LEED design principles for certification, and using Building Information Modeling (BIM) from initial conception through the completion of construction documentation.
Hazardous building material assessment, specifically asbestos and lead-based paint, were required as part of the pre-design tasks for this project. Over 300 samples were collected over the span of four days culminating in a final hazardous building materials report that will be incorporated into the facility design as well as demolition activities once the construction phase of the project commences.