HDR, with Hourigan Construction as its partner, has been selected as design-builder for two new healthcare facilities in Richmond. HDR will design the new VCU Health Adult Outpatient Facility and the new Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute, a joint venture between Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health System.

VCU Health System Adult Outpatient Facility

The new Adult Outpatient Facility will consolidate the majority of adult ambulatory services into an approximately 1 million square-foot facility on the downtown VCU Health Medical College of Virginia Campus. The project includes an integrated parking garage for approximately 1,200 vehicles. Located at the corner of East Leigh and North 10th Streets on the western side of the VCU Health MCV Campus, the facility will serve as a gateway building to the campus. The project is multi-phased and set to an aggressive 26-month construction schedule. The building program includes multi-disciplinary clinics, VCU Massey Cancer Center’s outpatient services and the VCU School of Dentistry clinics.

“The 18-story ambulatory tower will not only allow patients to have all of these services integrated in the same location for easy navigation, but also change the Richmond skyline and the face of the city,” said Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, health principal in HDR’s Richmond, Virginia, office.

The HDR project team for the VCU Health adult outpatient facility includes the design group of Sandy Tkacz, Bill Portes, Jim Atkinson, Mohammed Ayoub, Dennis Cummings, Katie Fricke, Judith Crews, Cole Wycoff, Susan Hinz, Tom Hughes, Kathleen Woods, JD Dowling, Linh Le, and Natasha House.

Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute

The new Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute will be built on a 25-acre campus on the west side of Richmond in Goochland County. The facility will consolidate inpatient beds from three locations around the city to create the 200,000-square-foot, 114-bed institute. Expected to open in 2020, the rehabilitation facility will focus on serving patients who have experienced stroke, spinal cord and/or brain injuries, and patients in need of general rehabilitation.

“The joint venture of these two high-quality institutions with outstanding reputations proposes a new standard for rehabilitative care in the state,” said Tkacz, principal in charge on both projects. “Leading design in Virginia is a privilege because it’s our home; it’s where we live. We want to design facilities that enable physicians and healthcare professionals to be on the forefront of the industry, in order to transform care in the communities in which we serve and live.”

Chosen as the result of a four-month design-build competition, HDR will provide multiple services to the partnership with Hourigan Construction including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, and medical equipment planning.

The HDR project team for the Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute includes the design group of Sandy Tkacz, Jordi Mack, Allen Buie, Jessica Stebbins, Tracy Bond, Hamed Aali, Jay Chiaramonte, Asma Sanaee and Susan Hinz.

HDR started its Richmond architecture practice in 2016 and is rapidly growing its presence in the region.