One evacuation shelter serves residents of coastal areas with special medical needs, with capacity for 60-80 patients, plus caregivers and nursing staff. This structure follows the prototype of the Hancock County shelters, with cast-in-place concrete walls support a curving roof. Impact-resistant steel doors and armoured windows defend against flying debris and collateral damage. Self-sufficiency features include a generator, uninterrupted water supply and sewage. The special medical needs shelter includes additional program elements for nursing, storage, oxygen, ambulance delivery, etc.
Program: 10,000 SF shelter hardened to FEMA 361. Self-sufficiency required for 36 hours.
Compton Engineering, Project Management, Civil Engineer
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Baldauf-Herrin, Structural Engineer
Mazzetti, MEP Engineer
C. Perry, Contractor