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A Plan for 21st-Century Health in Redwood City

Kaiser Redwood City
Master Plan and New Hospital

Redwood City, California, USA

“This hospital will be an incredible addition not only to the community but to the greater Bay Area.”

Rosanne Foust
CEO, San Mateo County Economic Development Association

HOK developed a master plan for Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City Medical Center and designed the first-phase hospital replacement project.

HOK’s campus master plan provides a gateway to Redwood City’s central business district and pedestrian links from the CBD to major streets and public transportation. Our plan restores the Redwood Creek embankment and creates a major public open space at the heart of the campus.

The first phase of the master plan provides for a new replacement hospital, a new central utility plant and associated parking. The project includes the renovation of the entry to the existing hospital and new outpatient facility and upgrades to the utility infrastructure that will set the stage for future campus development.

The bonded brace frame construction prevents structural steel from bending and failing in an earthquake.

The new hospital includes an enclosed garden featuring outdoor dining adjacent to the cafeteria and a meditation area. A water feature in the garden sends a gentle flow of water over a wall of stone separating the quiet seating area from the busier pedestrian paths and outdoor dining. The garden is planted with native and indigenous trees, shrubs and perennials that are non-allergenic and non-toxic.


LEED-NC Silver anticipated


283,100 sq. ft. / 86,300 sq. m.


Landscape Architecture
Master Planning


Constructech magazine – Vision Awards, Team Award 


12 January 2015
“Kaiser Permanente’s New Redwood City Hospital Meets State’s Seismic Safety Standards”
Medical Construction & Design 

1 March 2013
“Kaiser Permanente’s New Redwood City Hospital Gets International Attention”
San Mateo Patch