Santa Monica, CA
OUTPATIENT SERVICES BUILDING
Size: 45,000 sf
The Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center in Santa Monica is a three story building articulated and differentiated by two distinct wings separated by a full-height, expansive and light-filled lobby enclosed with a mullion-less glazing system and a fritted glass roof. The building incorporates sustainable design strategies and will become the first outpatient and oncology center in the nation to achieve LEED Gold Certification for New Construction. The project has won 11 design awards including two National AIA awards, two Los Angeles AIA awards, and an AIA/CC Design Award.
Passive solar design elements have been incorporated into the design which both shade the interior spaces from direct light and also bring diffuse daylight into the building, reducing the need for mechanical systems. Natural light penetrates deep into the building common areas, pre-surgery preparation and recovery areas, offices and lounges. The roof is covered in photovoltaic solar panels, which supplies approximately 25 percent of the electricity for the building.
A fully automated mechanical parking system provides parking for 250 cars and dramatically reduces the environmental impact of the building’s footprint.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Co.
Photographs by Tom Bonner