Space Planning Criteria (PG-18-9)  Subscribe to Space Planning Criteria (PG-18-9)

Provides space requirements and guidance for development of space programs for VA Facility Development Plans, construction projects, and leasing agreements. Contains guidance for functional relationships and design considerations in addition to space planning criteria for all VA healthcare functions.

Note: Chapters for Office of General Counsel (OGC), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and National Cemetery Administration (NCA) have not been updated and may not reflect current best VA business or private sector practices. They are available as historical baseline documentation until such time as a decision is made as to their disposition.

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VHA Space Planning Criteria - all Chapters and Summaries of Changes 12-01-2014  ZIP
VHA Space Planning Criteria Index (by Chapter) 10-01-2016 11-01-2016  PDF
NCA - Administration Building (701) 09-18-1987  PDF
NCA - Maintenance and Service Building (703) 04-01-1987  PDF
OGC - Office of the District Counsel (750) 06-15-1988  PDF
VBA - Adjudication Division (821) 07-19-1991  PDF
VBA - Administration Division (823) 06-15-1988  PDF
VBA - Building Support Facilities (801) 05-16-1991  PDF
VBA - Finance Division (824) 08-22-1991  PDF
VBA - Loan Guaranty Division (826) 08-22-1991  PDF
VBA - Office of the Director (800) 06-15-1988  PDF
VBA - Personnel Division (825) 07-22-1991  PDF
VBA - Service Organizations (870) 08-22-1991  PDF
VBA - Support Facilities (862) 07-22-1991  PDF
VBA - Support Service Division (834) 11-15-1991  PDF
VBA - Veterans Services Division (827) 09-12-1991  PDF
VBA - Vocation Rehabilitation and Counseling Division (828) 08-22-1991  PDF
VHA - Audiology and Speech Pathology Service (204) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Canteen Service (Veterans) (206) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Cardiovascular Laboratory Service (210) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Chaplain Service (208) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Childcare/Development Center (420) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Clinical Services Administration (214) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Credit Union (220) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Day Hospital (300) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Day Treatment Center (261) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Dental Service (222) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Dialysis Center (316) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Suite (287) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Domiciliary (312) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Educational Facilities (402) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Electroencephalography Laboratory (226) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) (256) 10-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Engineering Service (230) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Environmental Management Service Administration (406) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Environmental Management Service Laundry and Linen Operation (408) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Environmental Management Service Lockers, Lounges, Toilets, and Showers (410) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Eye Clinic (233) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Fiscal Service (234) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Health Administration Services (246) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Human Resources Management (266) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Intensive Care Nursing Units (102) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Library Service (400) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Lobby (244) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Logistics Service (284) 10-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (275) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Medical / Surgical Inpatient Units (100) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Medical Center Director's Suite (238) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Medical Media Service (248) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Mental Health and Behavioral Patient Care Units (110) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Mental Health Clinic (260) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Nuclear Medicine Service (252) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Nursing Home / Residential Care Facilities (106) 03-01-2008  PDF
VHA - Nursing Service Administration (254) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Nutrition and Food Service (224) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Office of Information and Technology (232) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Outpatient / PACT Clinic (265) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (240) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Pharmacy Service (268) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (270) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Police Service (279) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Polytrauma Rehabiliation Center (PRC) (111) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service (308) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Psychology Service (272) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Pulmonary Medicine Service (212) 03-01-2013  PDF
VHA - Quarters, On-Call (274) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Radiation Therapy Service (277) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Radiology Service (276) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Recreation Service (269) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Research and Development (278) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Service Organizations (280) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Social Work Service (282) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Spinal Cord Injury / Disorders Center (104) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Substance Abuse Clinic (202) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Supply Processing and Distribution (SPD) (285) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Surgical and Endovascular Services (286) 03-01-2016 11-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Veterans Assistance Unit (218) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Voluntary Service (290) 03-01-2016  PDF
VHA - Women Veterans Clinical Service (WVCS) (For Models 2 and 3) (258) 03-01-2016  PDF