Replace Temporary Trailer
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
AKEA provided the design for a permanent structure to replace an existing 5,080-square-foot trailer that had been installed in the 1970s and housed some of the VA facility’s human resources functions. The space available to locate a new structure was restricted to 7,000 square feet. After considering several alternatives, AKEA developed an innovative design comprised of two separate buildings to take maximum advantage of the available space. The two buildings combined provide 7,000 square feet of space. The project included site survey, utility connections, soil study, code compliance, and hurricane requirements in addition to design of the buildings.