Van Ness Campus Medical Office Building Wins 2019 HREI Insights Award

December 7, 2019

Van Ness Campus Medical Office Building, an urban high-rise ambulatory care center in downtown San Francisco, was recently named as a 2019 HREI Insights Award winner. The Awards are the only national awards dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership and are presented in nine different categories. The Van Ness Medical Office Building was awarded in the Best New Medical Office Buildings and Other Outpatient Facilities (100,000 square feet or more) category.

The 256,300 s.f. Van Ness Medical Office Building includes nine stories of new medical office space for physicians, a six-story, 211,400 s.f. parking structure, several street level retail storefronts, and a pedestrian tunnel for staff that runs under Van Ness Boulevard to connect the building to the Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Hospital across the street. The project incorporates multiple sustainability features, including three rooftop gardens, to achieve LEED Gold certification and reduce energy costs by 25%.

Boulder Associates Architects, in association with SmithGroup, was responsible for the core and shell to create a state-of-the-art MOB featuring the latest technology to support physicians and staff. Two of the nine floors were designed to accomodate OSHPD3 regulations and allow the future addition of a surgery center or an MRI.

The design intent was to reflect the urban feel of San Francisco’s modern, high tech office spaces. High ceilings, clean lines and finishes, and indirect lighting throughout aid in creating less of an institutional feel and more of this high-rise aesthetic. Additional features like the sprawling, multi-car elevator system, LED lighting, terrazzo, metal paneling and granite stone finishes, as well as a playful lobby art and chandelier installation further enhance the building’s many design fixtures.

More information about this project is available here.