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VA Puget Sound Mental Health & Research Building

Elevating and delivering care to the men and women who have served our country

  • 219K

    Square Feet

  • $121M

    Project Value

  • Seattle, Washington

    Seattle, Washington

Providing better care for the veterans of the Pacific Northwest by creating an atmosphere of respect and dignity

In the past 15 years, veteran suicide rates have been on the rise, making veteran mental health a national concern. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Seattle, Washington, had a vision—to create a space that focused on elevating and delivering care to the men and women who have served our country. From this vision came the Mental Health & Research building.

To make this important project come to life, the VA hired us for architecture, interior design, and mechanical and electrical engineering services. Our project design reflects the needs of veterans as well as the VA’s strong commitment to resiliency, energy stewardship, and healthy spaces through sustainable design strategies. In addition to patient rooms and laboratories, the building features a peaceful indoor rock garden, group counseling spaces, a landscaped plaza, and other quiet places.

In 2019, the Mental Health & Research Building opened for business. In addition to providing valuable mental health and addiction services to a previously unserved community, the facility contains research labs where scientists and medical professionals can learn more about how to better treat mental health problems.

At a Glance

Architect: Stantec, Associate Architect: The Design Partnership
Meet Our Team

Larry Bongort, Senior Medical Planner

My goal is to solve tough, complex planning problems to provide my clients with facilities that support and delight both staff and patients.

Shannon Glover, Senior Lighting Designer

Lighting is storytelling. It’s the voice of the architecture, the emotion of the environment. Its controls are the plot that activates the space.

Christopher Wilson, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US West)

Leading my team to create vibrant and healthy places makes me feel like I’m contributing to the future of Sacramento, my home community.
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Larry Bongort

Senior Medical Planner

Shannon Glover

Senior Lighting Designer

Christopher  Wilson

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US West)

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