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April 15, 2019

VA Puget Sound

Photos by Benjamin Benschneider Photography [enlarge]


VA Puget Sound has opened a six-story, 220,000-square-foot building on its Beacon Hill campus in Seattle.

The $121.6 million mental health and research building expands the hospital's outpatient mental health services and consolidates most of its research programs in a central location.

Around 450 people will occupy the new building, including 275 researchers and 170 mental health staff.

Mental health care services range from medication management to family therapy. The building will also house a prosthetic lab so patients can be fitted and receive their prostheses in one location.

The project is targeting LEED certification, with sustainable elements such as passive systems, solar shading, operable windows, natural daylighting, green roofs and rainwater harvesting.

Owner: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Prime architect: Stantec

Associate architect: The Design Partnership

General contractor: Clark Construction Group

Structural engineer: Degenkolb Engineers

MEP engineer: Stantec

Civil engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Landscape architect: Nakano Associates

Geotechnical engineer: GeoEngineers

Cost estimator: Davis Langdon

Lab planner: RFD












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