Rehabilitate Building 9 for Mental Health Center – Asheville, NC VA Medical Center

Rehabilitate Building 9 for Mental Health Center – Asheville, NC

This project rehabilitated the existing Building 9 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC for mental health offices, exam rooms, group rooms, and support rooms. The existing building is 42,619 gsf including basement, three floors, and attic space. The entire building underwent glovebag asbestos abatement, floor tile and mastic abatement, as well as lead-based paint removal and disposal. The project replaced the windows, upgraded and painted the exterior stucco and all trim. Interior work included demolition of walls and doors, installation of new sheetrock/metal stud wall, wood doors/metal frames/hardware, new flooring, and new ceilings. Electrical work included a new transformer, LED lighting, passenger elevator, and data. New mechanical work included a new boiler and chiller, air handling systems, ductwork, and controls. Site work included grading, new utility lines, surface parking, and landscaping. As this is a historic building, work was in accordance with the state historic preservation office requirements and relevant national historic preservation briefs for each definable feature of work. Of particular significance here was preserving the exterior look of the building and surrounding grounds in keeping with the surrounding historic district.

MSK Construction would like to thank those involved in the work put in to win this project. Our “can do” attitude has served us again!

Awarded the Griffin Award for Adaptive Reuse from the The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Rendition Source: Drawings by Atriax, pllc –