Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation 2500 Milvia Street Clinic  |  Berkeley, California

The result of a week-long 3P full-scale protoyping lean event, the design of this multi-specialty 28,000 s.f. medical office building focuses on provider collaboration, clinic flexibility, and efficiency. The Sutter staff worked alongside the Boulder Associates project team to analyze current and ideal work flows and to create full-scale cardboard mockups of the design which were tested, revised, and perfected throughout the week.

The building features seven pods, each with a centralized, collaborative work area that promotes communication among the care teams. This patient centered medical home model of care allows the provider team to work together to address the patient’s healthcare needs. Self-rooming, one-stop exam rooms, and a patient-tracking system reduce inefficiencies and improve the patient experience.

The existing MOB posed significant remodeling challenges. The floor-to-floor height was very low, but BIM coordination allowed the team to maximize ceiling heights while saving costs by eliminating rework of the MEP systems. The team sized and located new HVAC units and shafts to minimize the impacts to the existing structural system and to further reduce costs. A part of a Lean Integrated Project Delivery Approach, this project was delivered by the integrated project team on schedule and under budget.