Construction in Sunnyvale - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Construction in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Center

The new Sunnyvale Center will be constructed on a portion of the former Onizuka Air Force Station. Located on 4.4 acres, the new center will provide a consolidated location for most VA Palo Alto Health Care System research.

The center, approved for development upwards of 85,000 square feet, will create open, collaborative work spaces with emphasis on natural lighting and outdoor workspaces to promote employee health and wellness. The first project will renovate the existing 52,000 square feet administrative building, inherited during the site transfer from the U.S. Air Force.

The Sunnyvale Center is an acquisition of a site in the Palo Alto region to house approximately 200 VA researchers currently located in seismically and functionally deficient buildings located across VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Phase 1
Site Acquisition/ Utilities and site preparation for future phases
Retrofit of existing Onizuka Building 1
Currently under construction: conference/lobby/office cubical space (8,000 square feet)
Construction complete: Summer 2017

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Currently, the existing 50,000 gsf building is undergoing renovations to replace the exterior siding and replacing the roof. Completion of the exterior wall and roof replacement will occur in Fall 2020. OFPD will begin the first phase of design in 2020 to renovate the second floor of the existing building with construction starting in 2021. Completion of construction for the second floor renovations is projected to be Summer 2022.

Future Sunnyvale Center

1080 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Rendering of the exterior of the new Sunnyvale Center Front ViewRendering - Front View

Rendering of the exterior of the new Sunnyvale Center CourtyardRendering - Courtyard

Approximate location of future CenterApproximate location of future Sunnyvale Center


VAPAHCS Construction Outreach
Office of Facility Planning and Development
3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304