U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Canadaigua VAMC Outpatient Care Facility

Canandaigua, New York

300,000 GSF

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture


The Canandaigua Outpatient Care Facility will provide “21st Century” care with access to primary and specialty care, establishing a complete outpatient care facility.

The new addition will incorporate modular floor plates for new technology, allocate clinic spaces so they can be used with maximum flexibility and help improve efficiency of operations. The infill will also simplify access to patient services through improved wayfinding.

VA Medical Center (VAMC) staff, veterans and community members share a dual vision for this project. First is the goal to renovate and expand the facilities so that they can better meet the VA’s 21st century approach to veteran’s health care. This includes creating a focus on outpatient ambulatory care as well as providing the most appropriate care settings for long term, low acuity residents. Second is the goal to preserve the historic character of both the principal buildings and the overall campus organization.

This dual vision affords VAMC Canandaigua the opportunity to be a viable component of the VA health care system, while also ensuring that the historic gothic architecture present on the campus, including several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be preserved in a manner that is both functional and sustainable for future generations. The planning is based on the VA “Patient Aligned Care Team” (PACT) model. This PACT model is built on the Medical Home Initiative.