Since Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) was announced several years ago, the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has been the centerpiece of the construction effort at Fort Belvoir.
At an estimated cost of $1.03 billion the hospital is separated into five pavilions (named River, Eagle, Oaks, Sunrise and Meadow) and two parking garages.* The complex can only be described as state-of-the-art, and it is filled with evidence-based design features that must be seen to be appreciated. The project has attracted interest from engineers and architects from across the globe.
The hospital is on schedule to open on August 10. Until now, the only way for the general public to get a look at the progress of the inside of the hospital was the occasional photo from the hospital’s Flickr stream.
But Patch was the first outside media organization given access to the interior of the hospital and over the course of the next week will provide its readers with unique access to the structure.
The series begins today with Dr. Rick Repeta, Director of the Office of Integration and Transition, discussing how the hospital’s form is meant to be functional.
Tomorrow, we’ll look at the River and Eagle Pavilions.
*Correction - The cost of the hospital was originally listed at $1.3 billion. It is now correctly listed at $1.03.