Wake County Veterans Administration

Raleigh, NC

This new two-story, 245,000 SF facility includes the latest technology to assist in outpatient care. Major departments include Primary Care,  Pharmacy, Canteen, Radiology, Pathology and Lab, Psychosocial  Rehabilitation Recovery Center, Pulmonary Medicine and Speech-Language  Pathology Patient Clinic. The new clinic was designed as a modern, high-performance medical office building that integrates and optimizes energy efficiency, durability, and life-cycle performance, while providing a welcoming environment for Veterans. Our team performed a life-cycle cost analysis of primary building engineering components and systems to provide the most cost-effective design solutions. To reduce operating expenses and improve occupant comfort, we specified energy efficient systems. Water consumption will be reduced by specifying water-conserving plumbing fixtures compliant with Green Globe requirements as well. These sustainable design features will have a measurable and positive impact on creating a healing environment that will contribute to reducing patient stress and anxiety while reinforcing a safe workplace for staff.


Project Details

The facility also includes 1,300 spaces in available parking. This site design  was very challenging because 83% of the site was covered with impervious  surfacing. The site grades presented a 10% cross-slope across the site in  which we located a 400’ wide building on a 550’ wide site. The design team was able to provide exceptional service to the client in providing solutions to  make this site functional. This project included 1500’ of roadway including upgrading a section of  the 2-lane highway to a divided 4-lane with medians, turn lanes, and a 10’  mixed-use path. Updated roadway lighting and utility upgrades were also  included in the design of this project. TESSERE worked with suppliers to design a system to treat stormwater runoff  and meet the water quality requirements. Also, due to space constraints, a  below-grade detention system was implemented. 


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