Enclose Atrium

Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA

Enclose Atrium

AKEA provided complete AE design to enclose the research atrium of Building A at the Atlanta VAMC. The project entailed infilling the second through fifth floors of the existing atrium to create administrative office space. The existing atrium spans an approximate floor space area of 864 square feet at each of the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors of the building. Enclosing this space for administrative use will yield approximately 3,460 additional square feet for medical use. The project required a partial structural analysis of a major portion of the existing medical center. The new atrium floor system will integrate with the existing floor system and lateral resisting elements of the existing building. This project was a task order under an Atlanta VAMC IDIQ contract for AE services.

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