Gainesville Clinical & Surgical Addition Project Book

Department of Veterans Affairs

VISN 8, Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

Serving as the Prime A/E, Romanyk Consulting Corporation (RCC) developed a Project Book for a potential $500 million new clinical and surgical addition project on the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center campus in Gainesville, Florida. The Project Book includes 90,318 BGSF for new surgical expansion (Surgery, SPS, SICU, Pharmacy, Warehouse, and Emergency Department); an additional 40,336 BGS for displaced functions and connecting corridors to the existing hospital; 191,130 SF for a new parking garage; 8,100 GSF of Laboratory Renovation. It also addresses Warehouse operations displaced by the new addition as well as Surface Parking displaced by the developed area.


The Project Book contains pre-design assessments and planning documentation for the VA’s major construction project. The project includes new space for Surgery, SICU, Sterile Processing Service, Emergency Department, Pharmacy, Logistics, Prosthetics, OIT systems, Health Administration, Clinical Laboratory, and connection points. The project also includes needs for impacted services and infrastructure related to parking, traffic, loading docks, chiller and boiler areas, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) consolidation, and needed demolition.


The Project Book catalogs and refines a “needs analysis” for the new construction and existing buildings impacted by the project. The needs assessment consisted of detailed technical analysis and planning assessments. The technical analysis included comprehensive engineering information on the proposed site as well as the existing conditions related to utilities, transportation and parking, accessibility, architecture, geotechnical, physical security, energy, MEP conditions/needs, civil, energy, information technology, and hazardous materials. For the planning analysis, RCC assisted the VA in the review of functional departments going into the project and the finalization of the SEPS generated space Program for Design (PFD). The space program detailed all the space requirements and needs for the ten impacted departmental areas involved in the project. Following the completion of the space programming, RCC developed three feasible options for constructing the new addition at the VAMC inclusive of site and departmental block plans. Furthermore, a comprehensive project cost estimate, timeline, and risk register was developed to support future project planning and execution.