U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System First Floor Upgrades

Ann Arbor, MI
2+ years
21.5k SF

The Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7GAE) | Alliance Consulting joint venture team provided full A/E design services for approximately 21,500 square feet of renovations and upgrades throughout the first floor of Building 1E.

The goal was to enhance the interior to promote a feeling of cohesiveness, improve patient wayfinding, and create a calming atmosphere that feels less institutional.
Rendering of corridor update.

Renovations resulted in a new phlebotomy clinic, a specialty clinic, women’s clinic, call center, and 11,200 square feet of significant upgrades and modernization to the main circulation corridors.

The phlebotomy clinic will feature new space for administrative offices, a blood draw room, a laboratory, and restrooms. The specialty clinic will include a new registration area, exam rooms, work rooms, and utility rooms. The women’s clinic will feature a new waiting room, registration area, offices, exam rooms, ultrasound rooms, utility rooms, and restrooms.

New durable materials will support heavy-traffic patterns and include seamless epoxy terrazzo flooring, woodgrain fiber-reinforced plastic laminate paneling, wall protection wainscoting, and handrails.

Design features such as intentional floor patterns, accent lighting, and artwork function as wayfinding elements. Warm wood-look vinyl plank flooring, cool accent paint colors, and organic textures and patterns instill a nature-inspired environment promoting health and healing.

Security improvements throughout consist of new badging, alarm monitoring, asset management, digital video management, intrusion detection, visitor enrollment, remote access level management, and integrated security workstations. In addition, plumbing, HVAC systems, and LED lighting were upgraded.

Construction phasing posed a challenge since many renovations affected the main corridor and adjacent clinical spaces. Our design team addressed this by developing clear construction sequencing plans to redirect traffic during construction.

Contact us

If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.

Bodwé Professional Services

415 E. Prairie Ronde St.
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering

600 East Michigan Avenue
Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3463 Magic Drive,
Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Steelhead Engineering Company

259 E. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 407
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

WBK Engineering

116 W. Main St.
Suite 201
St. Charles, IL 60174

68 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Blue Star Integrative Studio

320 S. Boston Avenue
Ste. 1710
Tulsa, OK 74103

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