GC: Whiting Turner
Among the nation’s largest military medical facilities, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides care for active duty service personnel, returning war heroes, veterans and our nation’s leaders. In their quest to offer the optimum care for those who give so much of themselves to our nation, their staff of 8,500 require support of their own.
The Naval Support Activity Bethesda commissioned a design-build team to expand existing on-site child care facilities by constructing a new 34,291-square-foot Child Development Center and a 5,262-square-foot Continuous Child Care Facility. Together, the two buildings support more than 300 children, 20 of whom can receive care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Additionally, the project included the renovation of 2,992 square feet of the existing Child Development Center built in 1995.
The one-story CDC includes child activity rooms for children from six weeks through 5 years of age. This facility has radiant heat flooring, spaces for administrative support, reception area, offices, training room, staff support, break room, storage area, facility support, kitchen with a loading area, janitor’s closet, laundry area, mechanical room, telecommunication, electrical closets, and a closed circuit TV room. This facility also has a fire protection system, HVAC system, mechanical, electrical, telecommunication and a security system.
The facilities were designed to meet the requirements of LEED® Silver certification as well as anti-terrorism/force protection standards.