Walter Reed is more than a military medical center. It is an epicenter, showing the countrys collective commitment to those who serve and sacrifice for the benefit of all. It must be as efficient and choreographed as it is comforting and supportive.
Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt may not have been an architect by trade, but he did sketch the original design of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The drawing was passed along to French architect Paul Phillipe Cret, who designed the facility. Today, HKS designers are continuing his art deco style with the addition of two buildings one to the left and the other to the right of the historic tower. A collaboration of HKS, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Maryland State Historical Preservation Office and Hartman-Cox Architects, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center complements the historic landmark on one of the nations premier war-casualty reception sites.