NMR, in collaboration with The Hamstra Group, and Otto Construction has been awarded the construction contract for the new 115,000 SF Joint Integrated VA/DA Health Care Center at the former Fort Ord in Marina, California. After a 9-month competitive selection process, our Design-Build team’s proposed design enhancements, qualified experience, and exhaustively researched response to the Solicitation for Offers was chosen by the Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense’s selection committee.
The new facility will be just the second of its kind in the nation, serving active duty service members, Veterans, and their families. The Health Care Center will offer a complete range of services including Primary Care, Pediatric, and Specialty Ambulatory clinics, an Eye Care clinic, indoor-outdoor Physical Therapy Suite, Audiology and Speech Pathology Suites, a Mental Health center, and imaging and laboratory services. The HCC will also provide conference and group therapy spaces, a large cafeteria with adjoining outdoor eating space, and an accessible landscape for patients and staff. Our team has taken the initial concept produced by Cannon Design and has enhanced it in several key ways to further improve the value and function for the VA – in many instances exceeding the requirements of the SFO. The improvements range from functionality to access, aesthetics, and environmental conservation and together will create a site, building and patient experience that together make this facility truly World-Class.
We have taken a long-range approach to the design, construction and operation of this important community asset with efficiency and sustainability at its core. Through the enhancement of key design features and a careful re-consideration of the site, we are proud to say that we will be achieving LEED-HC Gold Certification on this project! We are especially pleased that the credits that help us achieve LEED-HC Gold Certification are related to energy efficiency which will provide exceptional value to the VA throughout the life of the lease and for the entire life of the building.
Contract Awarded To Build VA/DOD Clinic at Former Fort Ord
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that The Hamstra Group was awarded the contract to build the joint VA-DOD clinic in Marina. The new clinic, situated on 14-acres of the former Fort Ord, is the second joint clinic in the nation and the first built specifically from the ground up to care for active duty service members, their families and veterans all under one roof.
“This is a great step in bringing the best health care to Central Coast service members and veterans,” said Farr. “By bringing the two departments together under one roof, we can seamlessly treat an individual throughout their career and into retirement. This design will hopefully become the model for future joint clinics throughout the country.”
Construction of the clinic is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and will take approximately 18-24 months to complete. The federal government anticipates opening the clinic in the fall of 2016.
When completed, the three-story building, 104,000-square-foot facility will provide care for the approximately 80,000 active duty military and retired veterans living on California’s Central Coast. The new facility will provide primary care and specialty care including medical/surgical subspecialty clinics, mental health care, audiology, physical and occupation therapy, ancillary and diagnostic service. The clinic will replace the VA’s existing clinic which is too small to serve the current population and cannot be expanded.
“We are very excited to be moving forward toward a state-of-the-art clinic in Monterey with our DoD partner,” said VA Palo Alto Health Care System Director Lisa Freeman. “Our shared vision of providing patient-driven care in an integrated environment will soon be a reality.”
The Hamstra Group was previously awarded contracts to build VA outpatient clinics in Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Farr helped secure funds to build the joint clinic and recently introduced H.R. 272, a bill to name the facility after General William H. Gourley who was instrumental in the clinic’s development.