Otto Construction completed construction of the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic in Marina, CA. The clinic offers a complete range of services including Primary Care, Pediatric Care, Specialty Ambulatory Clinics, an Eye Care Clinic, indoor-outdoor Physical Therapy Suite, Audiology and Speech Pathology Suites, a Mental Health Center, and imaging and laboratory services. It also provides conference and group therapy spaces, a large cafeteria with adjoining outdoor eating space, and accessible landscape for patients and staff.
The project consisted of the design and construction of a joint Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinic, serving active duty service members, Veterans, and their families. The three-story, 148,401 square-foot building’s new and innovative design focuses on providing patients more efficient and centralized care, and will serve as a template for future VA health care clinics. Built along the coast of the Monterey Peninsula, the large exterior and interior windows allow for an abundance of natural light to fill even the innermost portions of the building and provide scenic views of the Fort Ord Dunes State Park.
The building contains over 115 exam/treatment rooms, 5,000 square-feet of conference space, 3,000 square-feet of kitchen/dining space, a laboratory, pharmacy, and administrative offices. Among the energy-efficient features are closed-cell condenser units for HVAC that use a cooling tower and LED lighting throughout the facility. The well insulated building is designed to take advantage of solar gain and to bounce natural lighting into its interior. Percolation ponds act as bioswales and retention ponds collect rainwater onsite in landscaped areas.
The project was named a finalist for the 2016 AGC California Safety Effort of a Project Team Award thanks to the team’s dedication to safety.