Defenders Lodge

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Defenders Lodge was designed to serve veterans receiving healthcare services at the VA Palo Alto Veterans Administration hospital.  All guestrooms are designed for maximum accessibility for a clientele that includes a high number of disabled guests. Amenities include a lounge with a comfortable residential atmosphere, a hotel dining room, a reading room, and a large residential style kitchen for use by the guests. The design of the building shape and footprint was made challenging by the narrow angular site.

Client: Gilbane Development Company

Project Features:

  • 34,000 SF building area
  • 2 stories
  • 52 rooms 
  • LEED Gold certification