Corpus Christi VA Clinic

Hoefer Welker designed Corpus Christi’s new VA clinic as an efficient, healing space inspired by the ocean, featuring natural elements, transparency, and sustainability for enhanced patient care and staff well-being.

  • area / size 68,786 sqft
  • Completed 2022
  • Type Clinic,
  • The new outpatient clinic consolidates and unifies Corpus Christi’s VA buildings into one continuous and efficient state-of-the-art healthcare facility to serve and honor the veteran community. The clinic brings expanded services for primary care, home-based primary care, audiology and speech pathology, mental health, radiology, pathology, and laboratory medicine. Inspired by Corpus Christi Bay’s calming ocean and sandy beaches, the design promotes a healing, efficient, and functional environment that responds to veterans’ healthcare needs and supports the VA’s long-term goals and core values.

    Oriented to stand out as an important landmark from Texas-358 to the East, the building welcomes veterans and visitors with naturally landscaped paths, a ceremonial entry plaza, and a transparent front façade for easy wayfinding. Expansive glass walls and metal panels form an inviting entry and create a connection with nature by filtering natural light and making the rich landscape visible from inside. This accessibility of natural elements creates a fresh, healthy, and relaxing environment to put the patients and visitors at ease. It creates an atmosphere for the staff, improving productivity and morale and promoting staff retention. The sustainable building is designed to achieve Two Green Globes with significant energy savings through high-performance windows, LED lighting, and high-efficiency HVAC systems.

    Design: Hoefer Welker
    Project Team: Mitch Hoefer, Mark Pfeil, Lyndsee Johnson, Sean Heiman, Ashley Langenfeld, Randal Pearson
    Photography: Bob Greenspan