US Federal Properties Co. has been named developer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs new outpatient health clinics in Chattanooga, Tenn., Phoenix; and San Antonio and Lubbock, Texas. These new clinics will expand the VA’s network of outpatient sites that serve 9 million enrolled veterans annually and help to accelerate their access to care. The four new clinics will be designed to accommodate some 225,000 veterans in 733,563 sq. ft. across all four facilities. In collaboration with USFP, which develops, finances, owns and operates federal government-leased properties, Hoefer Welker will lead the architectural and interior design of the new healthcare clinics.
USFP and Hoefer Welker have worked together for more than 20 years to design and develop more than 1.6 million square feet of VA and General Services Administration facilities. Together, the USFP-Hoefer Welker team recently completed the VA San Jose Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. Other joint projects include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System’s PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic at Colorado Springs, Colorado.; VA Outpatient Clinic, Grand Rapids, Michigan.; VA Outpatient Clinic, Laredo, Texas; the Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic in Tallahassee and VA Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic in Florida., and VA Mobile Outpatient Clinic and Montgomery VA Clinic in Alabama.
“We have partnered with Hoefer Welker for more than 20 years on public-private projects across the country. Together we’ve successfully delivered 1.6 million square feet of VA clinics and GSA facilities,” explains Rick Baier, Principal, USFP. “The community impact is virtually immeasurable. But knowing that we’re able to continue the mission of helping bring care to those who served in the Armed Forces is an incredible honor.”
“This is an exciting time for the VA as it strives to more effectively deliver care to Veterans and their families through patient-centered, healing environments,” said Mitch Hoefer, AIA, NCARB, and CEO of Hoefer Welker. “The VA is committed to community outreach and engagement and delivering innovative healthcare services. As such, it has made an extraordinary investment to modernize its facilities across the U.S. We’re honored to be working so closely with USFP to support the VA’s long-term goals and core values.”
Each clinic is guided by a design theme that is woven throughout the interior and exterior spaces, resulting in an environment that is warm and welcoming for patients and visitors, provides efficiencies for providers and administrators, and engages the surrounding community.