- 2010 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Building Information Model Award
- AIA Orlando Award of Merit - Unbuilt Category
- Ellerbe Becket/RLF Joint Venture: Planning, Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering
A joint venture team of Ellerbe Becket and RLF, Inc. was selected to design a new medical campus in Orlando for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The project includes 1.2 million square feet of space and associated site work and parking.
The new VA Medical Center will provide a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services to veterans in Central Florida, where there is an increasing demand for primary and specialty care, and a need for acute care beds. The joint venture team is collaborating on the following components of the VA Orlando Medical Center:
The decision to begin design is a result of VA’s CARES Program, a planning process to ensure that veterans’ future needs for accessible, quality healthcare are met, and to align capital assets to meet those needs.
This project incorporates sustainable design principles including prescribing the use of recovered materials, achieving waste reduction, and energy efficiency in design. It is being designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.