KCCT has joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in executing multiple nation-wide COVID-19 Rapid Response Projects, including the conversion of an existing structure in the U.S. Virgin Islands to an Acute-Care Facility. Across the world, a lack of hospital bed space has led to a public health crisis, and KCCT is collaborating with teammates like Conti Federal and WSP Engineering to complete these emergency, alternative care treatment centers in just weeks.
At the National Guard Regional Training institute in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, KCCT mobilized within 24 hours to meet USACE on site to evaluate the conversion of a wing of the National Guard Barracks into an Acute-Care alternative treatment facility with the capacity to treat up to 24 patients. The transformation of this facility was further complicated by the logistic and procurement challenges that an isolated, island-nation presents. Working seven days a week with the design team and general contractor on-site throughout, the facility was completed on schedule in only two weeks.
“This is a great example of a Design/Build team solving problems in real-time to maximize the hands-on expertise and reduce communication ‘lag’ during the construction process,” says KCCT Principal Paul Phillips.
KCCT’s team worked around the clock to complete this critical project as quickly as possible. The firm is proud of its hard-working architects, who are answering the call of duty even in a time of great uncertainty.
Washington, D.C.-based KCCT is a multi-disciplinary design firm focused on planning, architecture, and interior design in urban environments. The firm’s unique practice features a regional portfolio of prominent new development, renovations and infrastructure in Washington’s Federal Core, and an international component including fourteen new US Diplomatic facilities and worldwide projects in more than 160 cities.