City of Hope Outpatient Surgery Center  |  Duarte, California

This project is an 18,750 s.f. tenant improvement in an existing three-story building owned by City of Hope National Medical Center. The center includes four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and a pathology laboratory. Two procedure rooms are dedicated to gastroenterology and the two others are designed to accommodate future gastroenterology cases. Ancillary spaces include waiting, check-in, staff, and administrative areas. Creation of 28 interchangeable pre-op and recovery bays that maximize staff efficiency within the space was one of many outcomes of lean design meetings focused on the 3Ps - Production, Preparation, & Process.

Certified LEED-CI Gold, the project incorporated many sustainable features. Low-emitting materials were the clear choice for a cancer treatment center, and the project team also endeavored to select materials free of the harmful chemical compounds that are all too prevalent in modern building materials - such as lead, mercury and cadmium. The high-efficiency filtration, space pressurization, and exhaust systems were carefully commissioned to ensure a healthy environment for occupants from day one. A distinctive wood ceiling, made entirely from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood contributes to the peaceful and organic atmosphere, while daylight and unblocked views of the San Gabriel Mountains provide a positive distraction for loved-ones waiting during procedures.