Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center
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PROJECT Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center
LOCATION Marion, Illinois, US
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE 7/23/2015
ARCHITECT EBA Ernest Bland Associates, P.C.
CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Hanke Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Paule Photography
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM Ernest Bland, AIA Principal in Charge; Tom Osborn, Sr. Healthcare Planner; Stephen Parsons, AIA Sr. Project Architect; Irshad Saleji, BIM Mgr
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The central purpose or mission of this facility is to consolidate outpatient Mental Health services in a single location while integrating these services with the other Mental Health programs already in place on the campus. Consolidation of services and the potential to interrelate and maximize resources at a single location resulted in the selection of the proposed site and building location at the corner of Commander Drive (the Main Entry Road) and North Perimeter Road (now called Blue Star Memorial Highway) at the Marion VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
The two story Behavioral Health facility contains a gross building area of approximately 30,000 square feet. The building is part of an emerging Behavioral Services cluster along the north side of the medical center campus, all visible from the main entrance drive. There are 60 parking spaces directly serving the facility on the building’s west side, general parking is also available east of the building.
The original Art-Deco, “Egyptian” style hospital facility is the focus of the medical campus: the main tower is the vertical terminus of tree-lined Commander Drive. The new building's architecture reflects the best traditions of the campus, but is interpreted for today. Prominent entry elements, limestone facades and vertical window patterns of the hospital main front are used in a more contemporary way, without need to duplicate the hospital's original motif.
CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - MARION VA MEDICAL CENTER
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IMAGE 1 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_thumbnail, Two-Story Medical Clinic; Tom Paule Photography
IMAGE 2 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_ high res, Two-Story Medical Clinic, Tom Paule Photography
IMAGE 3 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_high res int, Level 2 Lobby, Tom Paule Photography
IMAGE 4 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_image 4, Entrance Lobby, Tom Paule Photography
IMAGE 5 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_image 5, Family Waiting Area, Tom Paule Photography
IMAGE 6 Center for Behavioral Health Marion VA Medical Center_image 6, Open Office Area, Tom Paule Photography