VA Eugene Healthcare Center

Location
Eugene, OR
Owner

Moreland Development Company

Architect

Soderstrom

Contractor

Perlo Construction

Sustainability

LEED Silver with strategies to incorporate daylight and limit solar gain

Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Buildings
Site Development
Utility Infrastructure
Stormwater Management
Surface Water Management

KPFF provided civil and structural engineering design services for this two-story, 126,000 gross square foot outpatient clinic. It consolidates and expands services offered to veterans of Lane County. The new facility offers a host of medical services, including ambulatory care, radiology, physical therapy, outpatient surgery, mental health services, speech pathology, prosthetics, and eye and dental clinics. Civil improvements for the 14-acre site included site grading and drainage; water, sewer, and stormwater treatment; underground utilities; and design for a 700-stall parking lot. To help meet the building’s LEED Silver Certification goal, KPFF designed vegetated rain gardens to treat 100% of stormwater runoff. 

The original steel frame and glass curtain wall design was changed to tilt-up panels to reduce costs by 20% and more efficiently meet blast resistance requirements. The resulting tilt-up walls have a concrete mix with 5,000 psi, high-range water reducers, and additional steel reinforcement. The panels were site-cast with brick veneer. They support the floor and root framing and serve as the lateral force resisting system. The panels also reduced the number of exterior shear walls needed, increasing usable space and supporting future flexibility as technologies and healthcare deliveries change. Glass curtain wall now serve as façade accents, highlighting the main entry and offering passive wayfinding to visitors.

 

Awards & Recognition

ENR Northwest 2016 Best Project (in the Government/Public Building category)

Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association 2016 Excellence in Concrete Tilt-Up Project

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