Fort Knox Ireland Army Health Clinic


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Louisville District


Construction Cost: $36 million
Completion Date: January 2020
Project Size: 101,000 SF
Sustainability: LEED Gold®

Fort Knox Ireland Army Health Clinic

Fort Knox

Following base changes at Fort Knox, the previous Ireland Army Community Hospital was deemed much larger than was necessary to meet the community’s needs. The Army decided that the aging facility needed to be replaced, resulting in the Ireland Army Health Clinic. The clinic was designed to create a patient and family-friendly environment. It was imperative to improve the quality and safety of care while still designing for future flexibility and growth.

Walter P Moore used moment framing around the perimeter to allow for more windows and an open facade. Additionally, with the moment frame we were able to achieve brace-free interiors for building flexibility in the future.

Secure design and specific vibration criteria were necessary for this clinic. A hardened facade design to meet DOD requirements took special consideration as it includes special overhangs, a two-story curtain wall and an interior clerestory. The building was also designed to meet the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) vibration requirements.

The new facility includes physical therapy, primary and specialty care clinics, laboratories, radiology, pharmacy and mental health care.