Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center (FLARC) VA Temporary Housing Conversion

  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Client Kane Manthey
  • Owner U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • 6 Days thru 6 Months

    The duration that veterans are offered lodging during their treatment.

  • From Reserve to Revive

    Formerly an Army Reserve Center, this facility now houses veterans during recovery.

Making space for our veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs needed additional temporary housing for our veterans receiving treatment at the Seattle Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility. Fort Lawton, a former Reserve Army Center was transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Healthcare System for this purpose. The existing building had upper floor offices, a large auditorium, work out and locker rooms, and extensive storage. The upper floor and lobby was dedicated to lodging for out-of-area veterans and their care providers while they are receiving treatment at the Seattle Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility.
Reid Middleton provided seismic assessment, structural feasibility study, and professional design services required to convert approximately 27,000 GSF of a 73,414 GSF mixed-use, two-floor building into lodging for VA patients and their families. Design included 40 hotel-type rooms, lodge lounges, and lodging support offices.