Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System-Biloxi

Biloxi, Mississippi

In an effort to recover from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi Medical Center and Gulfport facilities selected LEO A DALY in a joint venture with Blitch Knevel Architects in New Orleans, to provide consolidation, planning, and design services for new facilities. These facilities include an 180,000-SF clinic/inpatient addition, 10,000-SF clinic renovation, 64-bed mental health unit with specialty units for acute care, geriatric, and chemical dependency, a 58,000-SF blind rehabilitation center, a nursing care unit, long-term care services with specialties in dementia and acute care and support facilities, a 120-car parking structure, and utility plant addition.


US Department of Veterans Affairs

At a glance

463,000 SF

180,000 SF clinic addition

10,000 SF clinic renovation

58,000 SF, 28-bed blind rehabilitation center

96,617 SF, 64-bed mental health unit

Parking structure – 710 spaces

Surface parking – 260 spaces

5,000 SF utility plant


Excellence in Construction Award, Healthcare $25-$99 million
Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors

Clinic Addition

150,000 SF building addition

20 Bed ICU/step down unit

Primary care/specialty care clinics to include: urology, eye, pulmonary, sleep study labs, women’s health, oncology, orthopedics, audiology, speech pathology, dermatology, and patient education

Ambulatory surgery outpatient unit (ASOU)

9,500 SF existing clinic renovation

Community living center

105,645 SF 96-bed “greenhouse concept” plan with specialties in dementia and acute care


Architectural design


Engineering: mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural