• Architecture photography, Monterey, California

Montage Medical Group Ryan Ranch Building A  |  Monterey, California

This new 58,130 s.f. medical office building houses primary care, specialty, and behavioral health clinics for Montage Medical Group in Monterey, California. It will allow Montage to double their physician network and provide new services on the existing Ryan Ranch medical campus.

The goal of the project was to design a sophisticated space that not only supports Montage’s rebranding effort in the community, but also allows for a seamless transition to team-based medicine. Montage believes that this new operational philosophy will help improve flow, chronic-care management, office visit cycle time, and access to care - all in an effort address recent patient feedback from other locations indicating that wait times were long and navigation was difficult at Montage clinics. Equally important was the development of a wayfinding scheme that would tie into Montage’s new branding while also catering to the aging population in Monterey.

An oversized entry canopy marks the entrance and supports a 40 kW photovoltaic array. Clinic spaces are separated into “pods” and are indicated by colorful number graphics at each door. At the center of each pod is the Staff Work Area, which is surrounded by a ring of exam rooms and an exam plus room. This layout promotes positive engagement, minimizes travel time, and allows staff to easily see which rooms are occupied.