Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) New Commons / Healthcare Center, The Scott Project

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About the Project

Originally established in 1851, the Soldiers’ Home has been a sanctuary for retired veterans that have proudly served and protected this country for more than 163 years. Renamed the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) – Washington by Congress in 2001, the U.S. government recognized a great need to modernize its facilities while providing affordable state-of-the-art care to our nation’s retired service men and women. The four-story AFRH New Commons and Healthcare Center is located within a stone’s throw from President Lincoln’s Cottage, where the Emancipation Proclamation was drafted during the Civil War. The new low-profile building restores a picturesque view of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument that dates back to Lincoln’s days in office. The Hensel Phelps design-build team focused on providing a home on the two uppermost floors for 60 decorated military veterans with long-term care and memory support needs while delivering medical, dental, dining and administrative support services on the two lower levels for the more than 500 residents on campus. A key “small house” design concept was developed for each unit and consists of five resident rooms with communal kitchens, dens and living rooms. Other amenities include a swimming pool, gym, media room, library, artist colony and game room.

Quick Facts

  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Client General Services Administration - National Capital Region (NCR)
  • Industry Government + Justice, Healthcare
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date February 2013
  • Contract Value $ 68,130,000
  • LEED Platinum
  • Square Footage 165,000 SF

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