We were commissioned by the County of Los Angeles to design, plan, replace and consolidate major outdated components of the Harbor UCLA teaching hospital; a 77 acre campus, which currently houses outdated buildings; some are nearly 100 years old.
In order to provide a state of the art facility for a underserved community, nearly half a million square feet of outpatient and support functions will be created to efficiently connect to an existing surgery center and to a new 500,000 square foot replacement hospital.
The outpatient design concept is to have the flexibility to fit any configuration of the clinical needs into the structural bay system. The structural grid of roughly 32 feet x 32 feet and 4 bays wide is capable to provide roughly 10 exam rooms per bay. The configuration of this generic bay can provide additional exams rooms and support spaces as required.
The support building represents the core of this teaching hospital. It houses the faculty offices, simulator labs, conference center and School of Radiology Technology. The support building bridge provides additional program space for the mental health department and connectivity to the staff offices in the support building.