MEDICAL clinic replacement

Holloman Air Force Base
Alamogordo, NM
Project Size
98,725 GSF
General Description

The new 98,725 gross-square-foot two story Outpatient Clinic provides medical services for the active duty and beneficiaries stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The new clinic is located within the Base near the main entrance, and convenient to Base personnel.  The building is a prominent example of the local architectural vernacular prescribed by the Holloman Air Force Base Design Compatibility Standards. With its sloped roofs, simple punched window openings with sun shading devices accented by forms of solid masonry and glass curtain wall, the exterior building treatment breaks down the mass of the building forms.  Appropriate coloration is used through with careful attention to the masonry colors established for the fabric of Holloman Air Force Base.  The new clinic reinforces and complements the architectural theme of the Base.  Sherlock, Smith & Adams’ design meets the challenges of the desert environment.  High and low temperature extremes, very low humidity punctuated intermittently by periods of significant precipitation, corrosive soils, high winds, and fierce solar radiation are all addressed by the design response with efficient, cost-effective, and permanent solutions.  For instance, solar screening is provided at all glazed areas, and evaporative cooling is incorporated into the fully shaded courtyard areas of respite.  Sustainable design strategies have been carefully incorporated into the facility’s design in order to achieve a Silver Rating through the U. S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Building Rating System. A total of 356 parking spaces are strategically located to provide separations for staff and patients, but to also provide ready access to the major points of entry to the facility from both 1st Street and Santa Fe Drive.        


Immunizations, Education & Training, Information Management, Logistics, Administration, Behavioral Health, Optometry Clinic, Primary Care / Family Practice, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy Occupational Health / Preventive Medicine / Audiology, Common Areas, Mechanical/ Electrical Spaces and Support Spaces.