Department of Veterans Affairs


Bath, New York

Building 9 Renovation

Project Objective

The intent of this project was to evaluate Building 9 and provide design services for its complete renovation. It will be used as a temporary campus police station and office space after that.

Unique Project Features

Bath VA Medical Center is a U.S. Veterans Administration hospital located in Bath, Steuben County, New York. Affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine, it provides secondary care and operates clinics in Elmira and Wellsville, New York; and Coudersport and Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

Building 9, constructed in 1877, originally housed a theater and is considered historic. A century later, it was renovated for use as the campus engineering offices. It was vacant for about seven years prior to this project.

Encorus Group Solution

Encorus performed a comprehensive building condition assessment targeting specific areas in need of renovation, including structural and architectural elements as well as plumbing, electrical, telecommunication, fire protection, and mechanical systems. This was evaluated against current codes, standards, and VA guidelines as well as expected building use, in order to develop a design for the building’s renovation. A design narrative, drawings, cost estimates, and demolition and phasing plans were prepared for the client.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Interior and exterior evaluation of building structures and systems
  • Design of building renovations to incorporate modern codes and standards as well as intended uses of the building
  • Preparation of construction documents and cost estimates