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VA Nursing Competition






Out of nine proposing firms, Axis Architects, was selected as one of the three finalists to provide a schematic design package for the Veterans Affairs Nursing Home slated for Ogden, Utah. In a design/build effort, Axis teamed with DWA Construction and hired SmithGroup as a nursing home consultant. The design embraced the new culture change movement in the health care industry. By doing so, we created smaller communities which result in a sense of comraderie and belonging for the residents. We also employed several tactics which addressed

the increased need for way-finding for the elderly population. The landscaping plan addressed the specific needs for the residents, such as wandering paths and different gardens for sensory, memory and rehabilitation.



Client: DFCM / Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Location: Ogden, Utah

Size: 67,000 SF

Completion Date: na

Cost: $17,000,000








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