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Tulsa VA Ernest Childers Outpatient Clinic

World-class healthcare crafted in steel construction

Project Facts

Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Owner Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 180,000 SF
Status Completed 2021


The 2-story Veterans Affairs Ernest Childers Outpatient Clinic consolidated multiple other outpatient centers and services into one central Tulsa location. Named for Ernest Childers, a Medal of Honor member of the Muscogee Nation, it provides world-class healthcare services, VA offices, retail, dining, meeting rooms, and storage space. The Walter P Moore team played a vital role in ensuring the most efficient structural steel construction when completing the new facility. 

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About the project

Walter P Moore provided structural engineering, secure design, and construction engineering services for a Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient healthcare center in Tulsa. This new two-story facility consolidated many services into one building, replacing the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, Tulsa VA Behavioral Medicine Clinic, and Tulsa VA Dental Clinic. The center includes spaces for patient registration, offices for Veteran Service Organizations, a Veterans Canteen Service retail space and food court, a VA Police operations center, storage spaces, and five conference rooms.

For the primary structure, the structural engineering delivery was integrated with the construction engineering team to provide complete structural steel connection design and steel detailing services. Walter P Moore provided a fully connected LOD 400 TEKLA model to the steel fabricator to expedite an early steel mill order, accelerate steel fabrication, and increase the fidelity of fabricated steel. Impressed by the team’s work, the steel erector lauded this as the most straightforward steel erection project they had completed.

Now finished, the new facility provides veterans easy access to world-class healthcare services under one roof.