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Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

This new medical complex in Aurora, Colorado, will replace an aging facility and enable the federal agency to provide top-notch healthcare to the region’s growing population of veterans. The 1.2-million-square-foot hospital consists of nine buildings, three parking structures, and a curved central concourse that connects them. All of the buildings will be approximately 70 feet high, with three levels.

The center will include diagnostic and treatment facilities, ambulatory care clinics, laboratories, and inpatient beds in acute care, critical care, mental health, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and long-term care. Sustainability is central to the project, which is targeting LEED® Silver certification. Notable features include photovoltaic panels, earth tubes, and solar concentrators, which will contribute to reduced energy costs.

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