VA Palo Alto Cath Lab
Client: Department of Veteran’s Affairs
As a result of Awen’s excellent work across the VA Palo Alto campus, the Awen team was asked to rescue a stalled project and shepherd it through construction. The Cath Lab Suite upgrade had already been partially constructed when work stopped. Awen was tasked with evaluating the existing plans, assessing the partially constructed, and developing new Construction Documentation to successfully see the project to completion.
The Awen team improved the plans, working with VA medical professionals to establish better workflow, and brought them up to current codes while implementing best practices developed by our experienced medical planners and healthcare architects. Awen thoroughly documented the existing conditions, including LiDAR scanning the half-built space to develop precise 3D models of the partially complete construction, to establish a reliable base upon which to complete our upgraded designs without unnecessary demolition and construction. In coordination with VA staff, the Awen team also evaluated equipment needs, keeping under budget by utilizing existing resources, but always putting the patients’ care first. Healthcare providers trust Awen to get the job done, knowing that our comprehensive approach to design and commitment on delivering real solutions can overcome even the most challenging problems.