Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Veterans Affairs Replacement Medical Center

​Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a joint venture partner with NBBJ and Rozas Ward, is designing the $995M VA Replacement Medical Center in the newly expanded Medical District of New Orleans. The facility is a 2.4 million square foot comprehensive medical center and includes 220 inpatient beds, an ambulatory outpatient clinic, mental health outpatient treatment facilities, an emergency department, research laboratories, and structured parking.

With respect to the richly historic New Orleans community, the new facility will include the adaptive re-use of existing structures such as the Pan American Life building and the Dixie Brewery, with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple as the lead design team member for both. Additionally, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is the design lead for the Central Energy Plant that will house the main power and back up power for the entire campus. Designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification, the campus includes ambitious energy conservation goals and is targeting a 2014 construction completion.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 2,400,000 sf
Year of Completion: N/A
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