As part of a VA initiative to enhance the patient experience, HFS led the design team in the conversion of existing two-bed, semi-private patient hospital rooms into single-bed private patient hospital rooms on the third and fourth floors of Building 204. The design team was also charged with the review and design of related auxiliary functions of the nursing unit to transform it into a modern, state-of-the-art patient care and nursing unit. 

Once constructed, each floor will have approximately 25,800 SF of renovated space. The renovation provides 28 new private patient rooms and private restrooms conforming to VA design standards. Additionally, amenities for staff include new nursing stations, a staff workroom, and storage. 

The project included the design of all aspects of architectural space layout, interior design, fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, and commissioning, as well as security and communications systems design integrated through 3D building information modeling (BIM). 

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