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AIA  Silicon Valley January Chapter Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of 2018 as we tour the new rehabilitation center, the largest multi-disciplinary facility in the VA in Palo Alto.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/17/2018
When: 6:00 PM
Where: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue, Building 500
Palo Alto, California  94304
United States
Presenter: Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Contact: Chris Burnham

Online registration is available until: 1/16/2018
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New 174,000 sq. ft. Rehabilitation Center


Location of the new Rehabilitation CenterThe Rehabilitation Center is a unique facility dedicated to treating Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and visual impairment.  This is the only VA facility in the country with both a Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center housed in one building.


Design Features:

At 174,000 square feet, the Rehabilitation Center is the largest multi-disciplinary facility in the VA and was designed to attain LEED Silver equivalent status.


  • 24 Polytrauma Rehabilitation beds
  • 32 Blind Rehabilitation beds
  • 12 Transitional Rehabilitation beds
  • 4 outdoor courtyards:
    • Large Main Courtyard
    • Sensory Courtyard with a fountain and fragrant plants
    • Terrain Courtyard with varied walking surfaces
    • Blind Rehabilitation Garden (features a greenhouse for WBRC patients)
  • Two pieces of commission public art:  "Triumph", designed by Richard Deutsch, and "Field Guide", designed by Ralph Helmick.





No fee - members
$20.00 - spouses
$40.00 - AIA Silicon Valley Non-members



We love having guests attend our events as they consider the value of joining the AIA Silicon Valley Chapter and interacting with our active member base.  However, we remind our guests (not spouses of current members), that you may attend no more than two meetings per calendar year in this capacity, after which we hope you consider joining our association.   Please reach out to April Becerra, the AIASCV Executive Director, for any further clarification on this policy or to learn more about joining the AIA Silicon Valley, an accredited chapter of The American Institute of Architects

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