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Holloman Air Force Base Features Award Winning Design for New Medical Clinic in New Mexico

Collaborative approach delivers cost-effective and socially responsible medical clinic in support of the U.S. Air Force medical service mission.


Gilbane Building Company has successfully delivered a new two-story outpatient clinic to provide world class medical services for active duty personnel and families stationed at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB). The clinic houses active military, fight medicine, family health, public health, pediatric outpatient care, as well as ancillary functions, including pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, lab, administration, and support areas.

A collaborative project approach incorporated current best evidence-based design features and allowed the team to achieve performance and social responsibility goals. Temperature extremes, low humidity intermittently punctuated by periods of significant precipitation, corrosive soils, high winds, and fierce solar radiation are addressed with efficient, cost-effective, and permanent solutions, including solar screening of glazed areas and evaporative cooling in fully shaded courtyards.

Durable materials and finishes are used throughout the facility to promote infection prevention and conform to stringent federal design criteria. Sustainable design strategies are incorporated into the facility’s design in order to achieve a United States Green Building Council LEED® Silver rating.

The design-build team utilized Autodesk Revit® BIM, laser scanning, and fast-tracking of design packages in order to achieve cost and schedule efficiencies. Following completion of the facility, Gilbane’s Transition Planning & Management (TPM) services successfully transitioned 230 people from the old clinic to the new clinic in less than three days.

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Client Value

Gilbane managed the detailed relocation plans and schedule for the movement of numerous clinical and administrative departments while ensuring chain of custody for required items. The team safely executed all moves over a three-day period while ensuring zero disruption to patient care. Throughout the duration of the moves, the team remained flexible for several departments, making last minute schedule changes to meet the client’s mission requirements.