Owner: United States Navy NAVFAC
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
The Transient Wounded Warrior Lodge at Walter Reed serves as a transitional home and treatment center for Wounded Warriors who are typically coming from the Warrior Transition Unit at Walter Reed and stay at the lodge for three to six months, prior to going home. The $66 million, 137,281 sq. ft. facility includes suites and studio apartments with an adjacent garage structure. Site improvements included landscaping features, utilities, stormwater management facilities, and access drives.
Soltesz provided stormwater management design of six micro-bioretention facilities spread across the site and a 5,000 sq. ft. green roof. The micro-bioretention facilities locations were carefully selected to maximum contributing areas ensuring they do not exceed the amount set forth by the MDE guidelines.
A green roof on the four-story wing of the lodge provides outdoor recreational and contemplative spaces for the occupants including a putting green and a covered picnic area. Soltesz worked closely with the lead contractor to design Erosion & Sediment Control and stormwater management plan inline and in coordination with other site elements and program requirements.