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Shildan Terracotta Rainscreen featured on new Veterans Affairs Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center

Introduction

The new VA Palo Alto (VAPA) Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center is one of only five polytrauma centers in the country designed specifically to serve and enhance the patient rehabilitation experience of polytrauma, blind and visually impaired veterans. At 174,000 square feet, it is not only the largest federal rehabilitation facility but also the only center to house polytrauma and blind rehabilitation services under one roof.

The Center’s impactful approach to healing through design—where the environment itself is a tool for rehabilitation—provided the design team provided the team with multiple opportunities to improve the patient experience by designing for our senses—touch, movement, smell, taste, sight, hearing and balance. The evaluation of each design element against these human sensory metrics resulted in a more immersive and healing space for patients, staff and visitors alike. The Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center exemplifies equity by design—minimizing barriers that patients face to maximize the potential for successful rehabilitation. The design integrates the latest advances in accessibility, universal design, and rehabilitation practices, resulting in a healthcare facility that aims to not only enhance patient recovery during their rehabilitation journey but long after.

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The new VA Palo Alto (VAPA) Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center is one of only five polytrauma centers in the country designed specifically to serve and enhance the patient rehabilitation experience of polytrauma.

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The new VA Palo Alto (VAPA) Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center is one of only five polytrauma centers in the country designed specifically to serve and enhance the patient rehabilitation experience of polytrauma, blind and visually impaired veterans. At 174,000 square feet, it is not only the largest federal rehabilitation facility but also the only center to house polytrauma and blind rehabilitation services under one roof.

The Center’s impactful approach to healing through design—where the environment itself is a tool for rehabilitation—provided the design team provided the team with multiple opportunities to improve the patient experience by designing for our senses—touch, movement, smell, taste, sight, hearing and balance. The evaluation of each design element against these human sensory metrics resulted in a more immersive and healing space for patients, staff and visitors alike. The Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center exemplifies equity by design—minimizing barriers that patients face to maximize the potential for successful rehabilitation. The design integrates the latest advances in accessibility, universal design, and rehabilitation practices, resulting in a healthcare facility that aims to not only enhance patient recovery during their rehabilitation journey but long after.

“The Center’s impactful approach to healing through design—where the environment itself is a tool for rehabilitation.”

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