Patrick Air Force Base Clinic Renovation

Patrick Airforce base completed a $18.5 million clinic renovation project. The purpose of the renovation was to transform the Patrick Airforce Base Medical Group facilities into a state-of-the-art outpatient clinic. Joint active duty and reserve service members, Space Coast's military retirees and their families currently utilize the facility.

Patrick AFB was an integrated design-build project, where Heery provided architecture, engineering, interior design, and construction for the phased expansion to renovate and modernize the 45th Medical Group’s 60,000-SF clinic. Distinctive aspects of the project include a vastly improved lobby and waiting area that provides a welcome and inviting atmosphere for the 300 patients and their families who visit daily, as well as for medical staff. Heery was also responsible and held the contract for Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO-T). The facility had remained open and actively treating patients throughout the four-phased renovation and upgrade of the circa 1960s 75-bed, two-story inpatient hospital that had been converted to an outpatient facility. This project reconfigured, realigned, modernized, and right-sized the existing building and ancillary departments, such as the pharmacy and laboratory, to meet today’s operational standards and patient expectations, as well as to support the latest technology and equipment.

Working within the hospital’s existing footprint, the Heery design-build team delivered a 30% increase in usable space through better space utilization, state-of-the-art waiting areas comparable to those found in private sector clinics, and modern patient systems. The design emphasizes proper adjacencies among departments, correcting major deficiencies in patient way-finding, and creating a clinical environment that adheres to today’s standards and patient expectations. Meeting the needs of Patrick’s nearly 15,000 beneficiaries who rely on the 45th medical group for their healthcare needs required our design team to achieve better patient flow throughout the facility.

Key project components include:

  • Demonstrates planning, design, sustainment, restoration or modernization for construction and repair defined by UFC 4-510-01
  • Design-build construction
  • Adherence to patience privacy/infection control/noise mitigation/interim life safety
  • Work performed in an active healthcare/medical treatment facility
  • LEED Silver Certifiable, the renovation delivered major efficiencies within the clinic.



Interior Design
Construction Management


Melbourne, FL


60,000 SF


DBIA Southeast Region’s Best Renovation - Second Place award in 2013.