Recovery. It can be long. It can be hard. But for a soldier, it can mean walking. Seeing family again. Stability. The Army has a long history of strength, intelligence and efficiency. A military hospital needs to reflect that history. It needs to embrace the Armys ideology. And it needs to provide the kind of care that is expected of the Army.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected the design-build team of McCarthy/Balfour Beatty and HKS/Wingler & Sharp to design and build a replacement for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, providing a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility for service members and their families. The design-build teams goal was to create a world-class hospital environment that utilizes evidence-based design concepts and promotes both healing and learning. The $527 million medical center includes a 615,000-square-foot, 122-bed hospital; 322,000 square feet of outpatient clinics; logistics building; a 23,000-square-foot central utility plant and three parking structures for 5,200 cars. Designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification, the facility will showcase numerous innovative sustainable and world-class features.