As part of the Kansas City VA Medical Center, the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) serves the areas more than 150,000 veterans.
The 32,000 square-foot, one-story clinic offers primary and specialty care including audiology, physical therapy, pathology and lab services as well as radiology. The clinic design meets stringent VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) standards. Designed as a patient-centric facility, the clinic incorporates intuitive wayfinding, connections to nature, and technology, while also accommodating patient comfort and staff excellence and efficiency. The VA clinic received two Green Globes—a new standard of sustainability of design and construction.
Throughout preconstruction, McCownGordon’s focus was to maintain the original budget despite challenges. After the geotechnical report was conducted, the team discovered unexpected rock excavation totaling $150,000 was needed. By rerouting the water, fire and storm utilities, we were able to reduce the allowance to $100,000. McCownGordon also analyzed different finish cost options and provided detailed information for the owner to spend money where it mattered most. The VA chose a different canopy that provided the same benefit but was a lower cost.