The Korte Company, along with The Molasky Group of Companies worked closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to design and construct the new 49,183-square-foot healthcare facility.
The single-story state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide healthcare services to veterans living in the Ventura county area as well as those in living the surrounding communities, a benefit that enables veterans to receive care without traveling to Los Angeles.
The VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located in Camarillo, California, enables VA to provide healthcare services that include women’s health, PACT exam rooms and clinics, blood draws, dental, mental health, imaging, physical therapy, audiology, and homeless services.
Common areas include waiting areas, a canteen and an open terrace. Designed to Two Green Globes, the clinic is oriented toward the north to minimize solar heat gain and is organized along a grand public concourse that runs east to west. The design maximizes energy efficiency, while also creating light-filled public spaces and corridors that offer occupants visual connections to the outdoors.
The west side of the site has walking trails in a park-like setting. The east side will serve as an employee break area to provide opportunities for both solitude and social gatherings, which are sheltered from the surrounding parking. The site provides approximately three hundred on-site parking spaces with a generous tree canopy to provide vehicle coverage and shade.