Capital Improvements

Medical Facilities Design Office (MFDO)


Welcome to the official U.S. Navy Website for the Medical Facilities Design Office (MFDO).  The MFDO is part of Capitol Improvements, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, located on the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C.

The MFDO serves as the Command Advisor and Coordinator, as well as the Mandatory Center of Expertise for the design and construction of all Medical Treatment Facilities world-wide, where NAVFACENGCOM is the execution agent. Medical Treatment Facilities are defined as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, fleet hospitals, & laboratories, along with related facilities, such as medical logistics warehouses, aviation water treatment facilities, bioenvironmental engineering buildings, etc.



To provide specialized consultation in the areas of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) acquisition, planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance.  Our responsibilities include planning and programming, coordination of technical review, mandatory certifications of designs, and adherence to medical specific criteria.  The MFDO provides support during construction and beyond to ensure facilities are constructed, maintained, and operated as needed to support the needs of the war fighter.  As the Center of Expertise for Medical Treatment Facilities the MFDO monitors existing MTFs as well as industry and regulatory trends and implement lessons-learned, best practices, Evidence-Based Design, and life-cycle management into MTF designs.  We provide mandatory 10 USC Section 2851 (c) monthly reports to OSD (HA) and ensure all public laws effecting Medical Treatment Facilities are implemented into the design and construction of all our projects.


Camp Pendleton Pharmacy

Guam Hospital, Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, Camp Pendleton Hospital 



Medical Facilities Design Office (MFDO)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
1322 Patterson Ave, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20374-5065

Phone: (202) 685-1852
Fax (202) 433-3070



Overseas projects include the Camp Ederle Health Care Center, Vicenza, Italy.


For information regarding medical criteria, visit the Whole Bulding Design Guide.




1322 Patterson Ave. SE, Suite 1000, Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5065

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