NM Mental

The Department of Veterans Affairs have a clear Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

The design intention for this project was to create a building that is compatible with the Pueblo Revival Style of the historic Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center. In order to accomplish this, the new Outpatient Mental Health Building design took cues from its surroundings. The rectangular masses are used throughout the building and echo the historic Building 1 to the immediate north and Building 4 to the east. The design also incorporates deep inset windows, earth tones, and subtle gray tint glazing.  These are prevalent features in the surrounding context. The new building elevations intentionally break up the mass creating a scale which is compatible with its historic environment.

The Department of Veterans Affairs have a clear Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. The design intention for this project was to create a building that is compatible with the Pueblo…

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