Mental Health Clinical Addition
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA
AKEA provided all AE services for design of a 15,000-square-foot vertically expanded space to house new mental health clinical initiatives and mental health outpatient services at the Atlanta VAMC. The new third-floor addition was designed to be constructed atop the existing second-floor roof of the Ambulatory Care building. AKEA performed a complete structural analysis of the roof and its supporting structure to ensure that the vertical expansion was feasible. The project was designed to meet LEED silver standards and included new HVAC system, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, communications, structural / reinforcement, interior and exterior finishes, and vertical transport.