Rosendin and Jacobsen Complete Nation’s Largest Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
America’s leading construction companies teamed up to build the largest new medical center for Veterans. Electrical contractor Rosendin partnered with top-ranked general contractor Jacobsen Construction to build a state-of-the-art VA Outpatient Clinic, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Construction teams spent nearly three years building the new 5-story U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic at the corner of 32nd Street and Van Buren Street in central Phoenix. The 275,000 square-foot facility was designed by Hoefer Welker Architects and Dibble Engineering to include clinical space, a Veterans resource center, education conference rooms, and a canteen. The clinic is decreasing wait times, improving workload, and providing primary care, mental health, specialty care and ancillary services.
"Every Jacobsen project starts with, 'Why?’ We cannot think of a better, nobler answer to that all-important question than Building Hope and Healing for Veterans. This was our tagline, mission and motivation in building this exceptional outpatient clinic," said Jacobsen Construction Project Manager Greg Albertson.
Rosendin supported Jacobsen by providing full-service electrical contractor services including design-assist work using BIM computer modeling. Rosendin also set up the main electrical distribution, nurse/patient communication system, emergency power and fire alarms, lighting, security, audio/visual displays, and specialty low-voltage systems.
“We are proud to have partnered with Jacobsen on this monumental project that will benefit Veterans in Arizona who sacrificed so much for our community and our country,” said Rosendin CEO, Mike Greenawalt. “As a Phoenix area resident, this project is special to me, and it is particularly special to the Veterans working at Rosendin who are helping to build new health care facilities all around the country.”
Several Rosendin workers on the project served in the U.S. military, including Roberto Villegas, who used next-generation technology to keep the VA Outpatient Clinic project moving forward during the pandemic. He walked every floor using OpenSpace cameras to create 360-degree videos for weekly progress updates to key stakeholders.
“As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force embedded with units on the front lines, it gives me great pride to help build this innovative new clinic in my community that will provide the best possible care for my Veteran brothers and sisters when they return home," said Roberto Villegas, Rosendin Assistant Project Manager. “I am thankful to Rosendin for the opportunity to work on this project, and to Jacobsen for creating a special ‘Wall of Heroes’ on the construction site with personal messages of appreciation to Veterans.”
Rosendin welcomes Veterans who are considering a career in construction and helps them transition their skills. Rosendin also holds annual fundraisers to support military members and their families, including over $1.4 million raised to date for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Jacobsen has constructed several state-of-the-art outpatient clinics for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Colorado Springs, San Jose, and multiple cities throughout Texas. Other military projects completed by Jacobsen include its award-winning construction of the Camp Williams Center, a training complex for the men and women serving in the Utah National Guard Special Forces.