Veteran Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
San Diego, CA
SCOPE OF WORK
A 47,000-square-foot renovation of all common areas, landscape, lighting, finishes, structural framing and ADA upgrades. ASPIRE Center provides temporary housing for Veterans who do not need inpatient care, but would benefit from rehabilitation services such as vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, educational classes, etc. Once the proper program is complete, the Veteran will move to his or her own home and live independently with the assistance of a VA case manager.
Dynalectric worked closely with Bycor to bring the project within budget allowing the project to move forward. We continually gave budget updates and feedback on how we could mitigate cost as design items flushed out during construction.
This project was an adaptive reuse of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law building that neighbors Interstate Five. The two story structure has three levels of parking below. The challenge with this project was routing all of the services and raceways for new systems throughout the project while minimizing the impact on the aesthetics of the structure. We worked with the architect to provide a functional building that met the architect’s vision. The net result was a facility that the veterans are proud of.
The ASPIRE Center is a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It is a treatment facility aimed at promoting recovery for Veterans, particularly those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.