Perry Point VA Community Living Center

Perry Point VA Community Living Center

Century was an integral part of the design team assisting with the conceptual phase through design development for the 172,000 square foot Perry Point Veterans Affairs Community Living Center (CLC) in Cecil County, MD. Our team provided structural, civil, and environmental engineering services, as well as landscape architecture.

Initial Plans

The initial design process involved participation at multiple design charettes with the owner, users, and architects. Century’s engineering team provided input and presented the plans to the Veterans Administration for approval. Our team was required to design according to Mission Critical Standards, which dictate the parking setback, bollards, and blast zones. Century coordinated with a blast consultant and submitted plans for review.

The CLC

The replacement Community Living Center at the Perry Point VA Medical Center consists of seven residence buildings, a community building, an enclosed walkway structure connecting the proposed buildings, and an enclosed walkway/tunnel, which connects to the main campus. The residence buildings are one-story “U” shaped buildings with open breezeways through the horizontal leg of the “U.” To take advantage of the sloping site, four of the residence buildings are located at the lower level of the complex while the remaining three residence buildings are elevated approximately 13 feet higher at the upper level of the complex, providing water views of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. The community building is a two-story structure with medical services on the lower level and administration services on the upper level. Both the upper and lower level residence structures will have a partial “green roof” on each wing. Construction is set to be complete in the spring of 2022.

Walkway Structure and Community Building Structure

The back wall of the below grade walkway will be a cast-in-place concrete cantilevered retaining wall due to the 13-foot grade difference between the upper and lower levels. The two-story CLC building will be a steel-framed structure. There will be a cast-in-place concrete cantilevered retaining wall along the north side of the lower level which will continue beyond the limits of the footprint to create open areas for natural light to enter the east and west sides of the lower level. The upper level will consist of a lightweight concrete slab on a composite metal deck supported on wide-flange steel beams and girders. A metal roof deck will be installed to create the roof diaphragm and substrate for the roofing system. The Community Building is designed to minimize the potential for progressive collapse to meet the Physical Security Design Manual for VA Facilities for a Mission Critical Facility.

Project Facts
Owner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Location

Cecil County, MD

Project Facts
Owner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Location

Cecil County, MD

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