Monday April 11th, 2016 Mara Modesti

Polytrauma Wellness Center at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

This time I would like to share this innovative and smart project brought to us through MEI ArchitectsGRAFF3D created realistic 3d still images to showcase the exterior and interior of the building.

The project is intended to provide indoor and outdoor spaces to support recreational therapy activities for Veterans recovering from and adapting to life-changing injuries. These programs include art therapy, yoga, adaptive cycling, music therapy, drama, group and individual counseling, vocational skills training, nutrition and dietary education, as well as less formal social programs.

MEI, with planning and urban design consulting from HOK, sited the wellness center to serve as a link among, and centerpiece of, a cluster of polytrauma-focused facilities. The center is envisioned as a living room of the campus, a place where normative and adaptive programs and activities can assist veteran’s to prepare mentally and physically to live more, or entirely, independently. The proposed facility will incorporate 15,000 square feet of indoor program, a substantial experiential garden for fitness activities and social gatherings, as well as connections to surrounding buildings and landscaping to render the challenging topography of the campus more amenable to individuals with reduced mobility.

About MEI Architects:
Established in 2003, MEI Architects are a San Francisco-based practice committed to delivering quality design to our community.

Over the past ten years they have delivered sensitive design, excellent construction documents, and responsive construction administration services to their clients. They measure their success by their impact on the environment, the satisfaction of their clients, and the happiness of the end users.

Specialties: Architecture, Space Planning, Construction Administration, Healthcare, Interior Design, Tenant Improvement


Juan Luque

Creative Director and Co-Founder at GRAFF3D