NEW ORLEANS VA MEDICAL CENTER
New Orleans, Louisiana
- Size: 2,360,000 Square Feet
- Construction Cost: $1 Billion
- Services: Mechanical Construction
- Completion Date: 2016
- Delivery Method: Plan & Spec with VE HVAC and Plumbing
The New Orleans VA Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical campus consisting of a Diagnostic and Treatment Building, Ambulatory Care Building, Outpatient Building, Inpatient Building, Transitional Living Building, Administration Building (Pan American), parking structure and central energy plant.
The hospital buildings (Diagnostic and Treatment, Ambulatory Care, Outpatient, Inpatient and Transitional Living) together total 1.5 million square feet, and serve as a hub for VA Hospitals in the Southeastern United States.
The VA Pan American building is an existing 96,000-square-foot structure that was gutted and renovated as part of the project. The building was prepared for early occupancy through the use of a temporary chiller for cooling, and a temporary boiler for heating while the main central plant was constructed. The air distribution system consists of two 52,000 CFM central air handling units located in the penthouse on the roof of the building.
In addition, the site includes two parking facilities, one designated for staff of the hospital and the other for visitors or public parking. Each parking deck is seven stories, totaling 764,000 square feet.