VA Medical Center, Regional Office
Bay Pines, Florida
Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs
This project involved the construction of the Regional Offices for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 15 acre heavily wooded site, located on existing VA controlled grounds, required extensive clearing, grubbing and filling. Seven acres of the site were utilized for asphalt and concrete paving creating 600 parking spaces. The building footprint totaled 2-1/4 acres necessary for the erection of the three-story structure. Each floor was classified as a "Business Occupancy" with the ground floor totaling 16,453 s.f., first floor totaling 70,053 s.f. and second floor totaling 89,844 s.f. Two 283 ton chiller units provide cooling for the majority of the building with the Computer and Telephone rooms each having a stand alone split system.