HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Modesto  |  Modesto, California

The warm colors and earthy textures found in California’s sun filled central valley influenced the exterior design of this new rehabilitation hospital. The exterior is clad in stucco using a combination of colors as well as copper-colored metal panels to emphasize the strong angles of the building. Stone veneer accents help connect the building to the site and complement the landscaping.

The main entry to the hospital is prominently visible from the street intersection at the southwest corner of the site, and features a roundabout drive way to ease patient drop-off and pick-up. Situated on a long skinny site, the hospital is designed for a future addition which will add 30 additional beds and the required support space they will need. The facility offers on-site x-ray and a physical therapy gym. This 50-bed facility's program incorporates an Activities of Daily Living component that consist of a kitchen (with oven/stove), washer/dryer, bed, and residential-style bathroom. To further the patient experience, there is a large communal dining room and a therapy garden within the courtyard that is visible from three different wings.