Center for the Intrepid, National Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas is a sentiment of patriotism to the many service men and women who have been severely injured serving our country. The four-story, 65,000-square-foot project accommodates the most sophisticated amputee rehabilitation technology through the use of advanced prosthetics, computerized and video monitoring for biomechanical studies, virtual reality, robotics and simulators.
The design team and owner wanted a monumental-looking building in appreciation for the sacrifice that these soldiers have made. Because of this, Carnelian® granite was selected. As a material, the team felt that it symbolizes strength and allowed them to paint a picture as a tribute, through the use of a subtle red, white and blue palette.
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