Gilbane, together with their design partners, were the winners of two 2017 United States Air Force design awards for recently completed healthcare projects. Gilbane, along with Sherlock Smith and Adams, received the Honor Award for Facility Design of the Medical Clinic at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. Gilbane, along with Leo A. Daly, received the Merit Award for Facility Renovations & Additions design of the San Antonio Military Medical Center Hyperbaric Facility in Texas.
The Medical Clinic at Holloman AFB is a new 100,000-square-foot outpatient facility. The clinic embraces the southwest desert landscape and channels abundant natural light into the two-story public spaces where patient waiting and reception is conveniently located. The public spaces are further defined with well-thought-out integrated interior design components creating a serene, calming atmosphere. The project was designed to achieve energy savings and sustainability requirements.
The San Antonio Military Medical Center Hyperbaric Facility addition brings together the patient care, teaching and research functions of a new clinical service to the medical center campus. It features extensive use of natural daylight that enhances the waiting area. The addition is built around a large multi-place chamber and a single mono-place chamber with clinical, administrative and technical space to support this modality of care. The facility was designed around the patient, providing abundant natural light and views to the outside for positive distractions while waiting and preparing for long hyperbaric dives.