Replacement Medical Center
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
New Orleans, Louisiana
New 1,850,000+ SF, 30-acre campus development to replace the VA Hospital lost during Hurricane Katrina. Campus will consist of a central energy plant / service and distribution, medical research space, transitional living and rehabilitation, outpatient clinics (including mental health and suicide prevention), diagnostic and treatment space (including a 10,000 SF USP 797-compliant pharmacy), 160 inpatient beds (including 24 mental health beds), administration space (renovation of an existing on-site building), and staff and patient parking garages with room for 2,800 cars.
The facility has been designed as “VA Mission Critical” and will have the capability to “defend in place” by providing all systems necessary (infrastructure, power, fuel, potable water, fire protection water and sanitary storage facilities) to survive for seven days without outside help, housing 1,000 individuals (patients and staff). The campus will comply with the federal mandate of using 30% less energy than ASHRAE 90.1 (based on extensive modeling of both the skin of the various buildings and the MEP systems). Pursuing LEED Sliver Certification and two Green Globes.
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