Domiciliary Rehabiliation Center

Location

Murfreesboro, TN

Owner

Department of Veterans Affairs

Completion

2016

Project Cost

$4,416,000

Hernandez Consulting & Construction, and in-house design firm Albert Architecture, designed and constructed a new single-structure for a 16-bed Domiciliary Rehabilitation Treatment Program Center at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Alvin C. York Campus located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The building totals 9,396 Gross Square Feet, includes 16 private bedrooms and bathrooms, a training kitchen, dining hall, centralized reception/nurse station, guest lounge, patient laundry room, linen rooms, Pyxis room, an independent medical room, private offices, conference room, recreation room, two covered porches incorporated within the building envelope and an outdoor brick paved sidewalk in the rear of the building. The building contains its own mechanical, electrical, and data rooms which house the building’s complex digitally-integrated systems such as HVAC controls that are centrally-monitored by the campus’s boiler plant, integrated door controls, security cameras and card access readers, nurse call system, Wi-Fi, fire alarm, and patient door notification system. The adjacent parking lot was expanded, site lighting was added and the exterior was landscaped in a similar manner to the rest of the campus. Hernandez and Albert Architecture self-performed the architectural design of the building and pitched this design to the VA based on our experience designing and building similar veteran rehabilitation centers across the Southeast U.S. Our A/E team focused on providing a safe, healing environment with both visual and physical access to nature by including a patio with a view of the nearby lake.