Gilbane Wins Two 2017 U.S. Air Force Design Awards

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Recently completed healthcare projects honored with design awards

The United States Air Force announced that Gilbane, together with their design partners, were the winners of two 2017 design awards for recently completed healthcare projects. Gilbane, along with Sherlock Smith and Adams, received the Honor Award for Facility Design of the Medical Clinic at Holloman AFB. Gilbane, along with Leo A. Daly, received the Merit Award for Facility Renovations & Additions design of the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) Hyperbaric Facility.

The Medical Clinic at Holloman AFB in New Mexico is a new 100,000 SF outpatient facility. The clinic embraces the southwest desert landscape and channels abundant natural light into the two-story public spaces where patient waiting and reception is conveniently located. The public spaces are further defined with well-thought-out integrated interior design components creating a patient calming atmosphere. The project was designed to achieve energy savings and sustainability requirements. Gilbane, together with its design firm Sherlock Smith and Adams, worked together on this successful design-build project.

The San Antonio Military Medical Center Hyperbaric Facility addition brings together the patient care, teaching and research functions of a new clinical service to the medical center campus. It features extensive use of natural daylight that enhances the waiting area. The addition is built around a large multi-place chamber and a single mono-place chamber with clinical, administrative and technical space to support this modality of care. The facility was designed around the patient, providing abundant natural light and views to the outside for positive distractions while waiting and preparing for long hyperbaric dives. Gilbane, together with its design firm Leo A. Daly, worked together on this successful design-build project.

Heidi DeBenedetti, Senior Vice President, commented, “I am pleased that the Air Force has selected Gilbane for design awards for these two outstanding projects. We have been working for the Air Force for the past 20 years and have enjoyed a strong relationship in designing and building exceptional facilities. Similarly, we appreciate the strong relationships that we have developed with our design partners and we look forward to a continued successful partnership with the Air Force and our design partners for many years to come. Our company will continue to uphold high quality performance, dedication to our work and successful execution of projects for all our clients around the globe.”

This contract supports our work in the United States where Gilbane has been providing construction services for military facilities for the past 20 years.

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 49 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

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