Portland, ME | 68,000 SF
FD Stonewater is the developer for this 68,000 square foot build-to-suit Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, located in Portland, ME. The design of the facility reflects Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) principles, a team-based model of care in which a team of healthcare professionals works collaboratively with the patient to provide and coordinate the patient’s healthcare needs.
The facility provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health, dental, audiology, physical therapy, prosthetics support, radiology, and telehealth. The clinic also serves as a teaching site with space dedicated to enhancing affiliate relationships with Tufts Medical School and Maine Medical Center. Designed by SmithGroup, the building is situated on a narrow 10-acre parcel offering views of the Fore River. The exterior design honors veterans and incorporates large graphics of service members in the two-story glass entry, celebrating patriotism and service. The interior was designed with the sensitivities of veterans in mind and features open spaces, an abundance of natural light in the clinical corridors, and calming water views. An adjacent three-story, 385-space parking garage offers easy access into the medical center. Opposing corners of the clinic and garage are raised to serve as wayfinding beacons, creating a welcoming gateway for patients. More than 1,500 solar panels on the parking garage roof provide nearly 100% of the energy required to power the clinic. Surface parking for 150 staff is also included on site.
The project received an Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2021 Build Maine Award.
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