VA Des Moines Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

To address the growing needs for outpatient mental health in the Des Moines community, this two-story new clinic building provides a safe environment for staff and veterans.
Type of Project

Government, Healthcare


Des Moines, IA

Total Size

22,000 SF




IMEG Corp.
National Facility Solutions
SolidEn Engineering & Consulting
Calibre Engineering

Providing a Safe Environment for Staff and Veterans

This project for a new mental health outpatient clinic was originally designed by Alesia Architecture in 2016. The project was withdrawn by the VA prior to bid/negotiation in order to revise the program for design; they re-issued the contract in 2020 for re-design. As the project prime, Alesia will provide project management and architectural design for a new, two-story medical office building (with future horizontal expansion) for mental health outpatient treatment:

  • Provider offices / group therapy rooms / 41 consult rooms for care & medication management with patients
  • Private counseling rooms using tele-health (pic-tel) systems.
  • All Consult Room will have doors with break-away hardware so no one can barricade inside a room.
  • Separated check-in and check-out points will reduce congestion.
  • Electronic card access to secure clinical areas (e.g., medication storage) and other, non-public areas. Use cameras at exterior and clinical entrance doors which are also monitored by door positioning switches.
  • Designed with the safety of front-desk staff in mind, ensuring they cannot be trapped.