Birmingham, Ala. – The military veterans of Lafayette, LA welcomed the opening of the new Community Based Outpatient Clinic last week. Johnson Development, in conjunction with BL Harbert International and Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, completed the development and construction of the Louisiana Clinic in September.
This new clinic will serve thousands of veterans in the greater Lafayette area and their families by offering services such as: primary care, dental care, eye care, physical therapy, and radiological services. The new 29,000 net-usable-square-foot (35,000-square-foot under roof) VA Clinic has about three times the space afforded by the previous site located on Jefferson Street. The additional space will enable doctors to see patients more efficiently while the design, layout, and aesthetics will provide patients with a greater sense of comfort and calm.
“This new community-based outpatient clinic will provide not only much needed space, but also additional services to meet the health care needs of thousands of veterans in south central Louisiana,” said Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Project Manager Richard Painter.
BL Harbert broke ground on the facility in September of 2015. Following this milestone, the construction team finalized construction and the keys to the facility were formally turned over to the VA on September 9th.
Johnson Development is the owner and developer of the project. BL Harbert is the general contractor and Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood designed the facility. In addition to the Lafayette project, these firms are currently partnering to deliver additional VA clinics in the United States.
About Johnson Development: Based in Birmingham, Ala., Johnson Development is a leading real estate firm specializing in the planning, financing, development and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities. Consistently ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the leading medical office building developers in the United States, Johnson Development serves healthcare providers throughout the United States.
About BL Harbert International: BL Harbert International, LLC is a privately owned construction company with U.S. and International operations providing preconstruction, construction, design-build and construction management services. BL Harbert is currently building across the U.S. and in twelve countries around the world. The company is nationally ranked based on 2014 annual revenues of $813 million. BL Harbert International, LLC is consistently ranked a top green contractor.
About the Department of Veterans Affairs: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and other facilities.
About Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood: GOODWYN, MILLS AND CAWOOD, INC., (GMC) is one of the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensive architecture and engineering firms with offices located throughout the region and a national portfolio of work. Our team of more than 300 multi-disciplined professionals is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, engineering, environmental, geotechnical, interior design, landscape, planning, surveying and transportation.