This Veterans Administration Health Care Center facility is located in Kernersville, North Carolina and just achieved LEED Gold certification. This project includes the construction of a 369,719 sf medical outpatient facility, parking areas, and associated site improvements. The east-west orientation allows the building to take full advantage of the solar impact in the winter, reducing the cost of the HVAC operations, resulting in a much more sustainable development. The bio‐filtration area will provide a striking site amenity, serving as a promenade that directs all visitors to the main entrance as well as providing the separation of the distinct quadrants discussed earlier.
The building is designed to play an active part in the delivery of care to Veterans through design
solutions that have proven effective ‐ access to nature, to daylight, to views, and to places of respite that all give a sense of well‐being. The ability to make the built environment an actual partner in delivering better healthcare to our Veterans was the motivation. The Architect’s design solution focuses on simplification of the architecture – of form, circulation, and systems. The intended design strategy is to create a more relaxing Veteran experience from the moment he or she sees the building from Kernersville Medical Parkway and throughout the entire stay.
Many plans and materials chosen included very sustainable and healthy designs.
Location: Kernersville, North Carolina
Owner: Lend Lease Americas
The Spinnaker Group Services Rendered: LEED Project Management
Architect: Perkins Eastman
Contractor: Lend Lease Americas
MEP: Vanderweil Engineers
Civil Engineer: Littlejohn
Landscape Architect: Lend Lease Americas
Certification Level: LEED BD+C for Healthcare – Gold