U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Salem Healthcare System – Salem, VA
Renovate Building 17
This project consisted of the renovation of Building 17 for future occupancy as dormitory space. The building was designed in 1933 as a dormitory but is now be used for residential student housing which include domiciliary rooms, restrooms with shower facilities, kitchen, and laundry accommodations. The purpose of this renovation was to provide modernized code compliant spaces for future medical students housing on the campus during their internship education opportunity. The structural concrete building is two stories over a partial basement with crawl space. The project included an eighty percent gut throughout both floors due to a large amount of asbestos containing material and high concentrations of lead paint associated with all interior finishes. The colonial style covered porch, facade, brick veneer and the foyer were restored to original 1933 appearance to match aesthetic of surrounding campus buildings. Finishes included woodwork restoration, plaster patching, drywall, various types of flooring, porcelain tile & painting. Exterior work included new stair towers with brick and stone veneer on north and south ends of the building to match existing, handicap accessible ramp, windows, wood trim restoration, slate shingles, new electrical feeder duct-bank, parking spaces, sidewalk, and landscape.