FORT KNOX, Ky. — HKS, Inc./Wingler & Sharp was selected to design a new hospital at Fort Knox for the Department of Defense Medical working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District, Health Facilities Planning Agency (HFPA) and Medical Facilities Center of Expertise and Standardization (MX-USACE).
The medical center will include a 280,000-square-foot, 30-bed hospital, 245,000 square feet of outpatient clinics, 28,000-square-foot logistics building, 2,100-square-foot ambulance garage and new central utility plant, should Federal funding be allocated for construction.
According to HKS Principal Designer, Marc Budaus, the hospital design draws from the historic and established vernacular of Fort Knox. “Kentucky red brick combined with prominent white columns and expansive glass complements the existing buildings on the campus, while providing a modern, timeless and progressive architectural statement for the expanding campus.
“The hospital is sited to tie to the fabric of the region with healing elements such as water features, walking trails, indigenous landscaping, scenic courtyards, outdoor dining and access to nature,” said Budaus. “Inside, the facility supports the latest in forward-thinking clinical practices.”
Designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification, the facility will showcase numerous innovative, sustainable and world class features in a hospital and clinic environment that utilizes evidence-based design concepts that promote wellness and healing.
HKS, ranked among the nation’s top healthcare architectural firms by Modern Healthcare, understands and embraces holistic healthcare. The firm’s celebrated healthcare architecture experience includes 1,260 unique projects garnering more than 140 design awards. Founded in 1939 and operating from 23 offices worldwide, the firm focuses on innovative design, process and delivery. For more information, visit www.hksinc.com.