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Creating Healing Environments to Serve and Honor America’s Veterans

Focus Area Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare

We have a long history of delivering quality healthcare design for the Department of Veterans Affairs ranging from acute hospitals to outpatient clinics across the U.S.

At Page, our collective vision is to create design that makes lives better. We have a strong portfolio of Government and Healthcare projects, but the healthcare facilities that we have designed for the US Department of Veterans Affairs across the country have a special place in our hearts.

With over 15,000 unique healthcare projects successfully delivered over the past 30 years, we combine our extensive knowledge of private sector trends and care models with the unique requirements of the Veterans Administration (VA) system provide therapeutic healing environments for those who served. Our portfolio includes work performed directly for the VA as well as for United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) managed projects. Through these experiences, we have found balance and delivered projects that comply with both the VA and USACE Project Standards.

Page has designed numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and hospital renovations, expansions and new construction projects. We have completed work in five different Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISN) across the United States. We also understand and have implemented unique VA programs such as the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Model. Our delivery method experience includes Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and the VA’s developer-led Request for Lease Proposal (RLP) program. We're very proud to be able to provide these specialty designs that make lives better for American military members.

Services

  • Architecture
  • Building Sciences
  • Civic / Government
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Interiors

Veteran-centric design details

From mental to physical health, Page puts our veterans at the heart of our designs.  Elements like reducing travel distances between departments, improving wayfinding and universal design minimize the stress of the visit and provide a welcoming place for patients. Thoughtful details support caregivers and staff efforts to serve clients holistically, improving outcomes for veterans and their families.

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Criteria fulfillment experience

Page is well-versed in code compliance, including technical requirements established by the VA and USACE. We have experience applying standards found in the VA Technical Information Library (TIL), Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC). Our team brings knowledge in implementing projects meeting VA PG 18-15 A/E Submission Requirements and adhering to the VA Major Construction Design Review Procedure, including ProjNet – DrChecks.

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Managing project complexity

VA campuses are often dense, urban sites that have grown over time around an original, historic building. Our design team has extensive experience navigating these complex environments for both renovation and expansion. Our multi-disciplinary approach makes us adept at problem-solving. We create successful solutions to complicated facilities so our clients can focus on what they do best: caring for our veterans.

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Specialty collaboration and stakeholder engagement

Our client-focused collaborative process brings valued clinicians, staff and even veteran user groups to the table as an active part of the design team. Page project teams frequently host interactive design meetings, mock-ups and focus group sessions to better understand the needs of the regional veterans and staff. We also partner with the VA’s clinical leaders in their fields of study to present at conferences around the United States.

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Empowering patients to support their own recovery

For both residential and outpatient patients, the ability to move about an integrated variety of spaces in VA facilities ensures they are empowered and feel a sense of control in their environment, instilling confidence over his or her own healing process. We utilize Planetree concepts and ensure that therapy, public and recreation spaces are oriented to maximize access to daylighting and views to nature, visually linking the interior spaces with landscaped gardens beyond.

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Serving the brave

  • #1 DESIGNED LARGEST FREESTANDING OUTPATIENT VA CLINIC IN U.S.
  • #2 VA FACILITIES ARCHITECTURE FIRM AS RANKED BY BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (2020)
  • 6+ MIL SF DESIGNED FOR VA AND DoD FACILITIES

Testimonial

Accommodating unique veteran needs

“It's important to acknowledge that each individual experiences the effects of trauma differently. Thus, a variety of spaces allows each person to find a comfort zone as they move through the building. Because large open spaces can be comforting to some, but traumatizing to others, we strive for multiple spatial experiences in the waiting room and throughout VA facilities.”

Hilary Bales, AIA, ACHA, EDAC

Page Principal

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