Arizona State Veteran Home Tucson
Providing More for a Growing Community
With over 600,000 veterans living in the state of Arizona, and just within the southern tier - 39% of veterans are 65 years and older, Arizona needed a veteran home that would handle the growing needs to provide home for the men and women who served. The Arizona State Veteran Home is a long-term care facility with a set of neighborhoods promoting healthy living in a home like environment. Being adjacent to the VA health center, designers kept the architecture of the building's Spanish Colonial in order to compliment the styles surrounding it. Throughout the facility, the design team accomplished a homelike feel with a neighborhood of four 27,000 SF single-story patient buildings or “neighborhoods” that each house 30 private rooms. Each neighborhood consists of three “households” of ten patient rooms. Additionally households are comprised of living, dining activity, country kitchens and other ancillary spaces. In addition, the facility also incorporates a two-story commons and administration building that houses resident amenities such as central kitchen, great rooms, community room, internet café, library, gift shop, reception and administrative offices.