Jeffrey A. Raday, PE, President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm was selected to provide the comprehensive design/build construction services for the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana. Ambrose Property Group of Indianapolis awarded McShane Construction the LEED-Silver medical clinic that will be leased to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs upon its completion in July 2017.
The single-story facility will be situated on a 14.87-acre site at the corner of Trinity Place and Fir Road, just east of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, and will replace the VA’s existing clinic located in downtown South Bend. The community based outpatient clinic will offer new and expanded services to Veterans such as mental health and laboratory capabilities.
The 88,109-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has been designed around three clerestory atrium entrances providing an abundance of natural light within the contemporary interior space. Each entrance will efficiently direct patients to the various services offered within the clinic including primary care, audiology, endoscopy, cardiology, podiatry and mental health, among others. The east and west entrances will also serve as ambulatory access for non-emergency patients.
Numerous sustainable features will be incorporated throughout the project meeting the requirements for LEED-Silver certification such as an energy-efficient HVAC system, natural light optimization, recycled/reused materials and organic landscape management.
The exterior facade features an elegant combination of brick and Indiana Limestone together with aluminum storefront and curtainwall systems complementing the striking clerestory windows at the entrances. Sitework provided by McShane Construction will include a 535-vehicle parking lot surrounding the facility, attractive water feature at the main entrance, sidewalks and nearly two acres of park space with a natural cold water creek serving as a buffer while offering peaceful natural views.
“McShane Construction Company is committed to delivering a contemporary community based outpatient clinic to expand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare services presently available to the veteran population in the Northern Indiana area,” remarked Raday. “Our firm’s extensive expertise in constructing medical office facilities will provide our respected Veterans with a comfortable and efficient environment to receive medical care and services.”
MKC Associates, Inc. is serving as project architect for the new clinic.