Located on 26 acres of undeveloped land, the 164,000 square-foot Veterans Home of California, Redding will include 150 beds and health support services for veterans in need of skilled, residential, or memory (dementia) care. Other specialized areas within the one-story building include nursing and medical spaces, along with physical therapy areas and food services facilities.
The building's design promotes a more residential, rather than institutional, feel. Behind the stone veneer and wood window exterior are single rooms and single loaded corridors provide a more intimate ambiance. To further create a residential environment, the project team will install outdoor social and activity areas including a putting green, parade grounds, bocce ball court, and shuffle board area.
The Veterans Home of California, Redding is being designed to earn a minimum LEED® Gold certification. Many of the project's sustainable elements will enhance the residents' comfort and well being, including individual temperature control in all living units, large windows in all units and common areas, and relying on low-emitting materials.
Design of the project began earlier this year and construction is expected to begin in June. Completion is expected in January 2012.
About Clark Construction:
Jacobs Engineering, Santa Ana, Calif., is the architect and engineer of record. SFCS, Roanoke, N.C., is the architectural designer. Dr. Lorraine G. Hiatt, the team’s gerontology specialist, assisted in the overall design and pursuit of the project.