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A New Destination Heart Care Center

Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute
La Jolla, California, USA

“We are pleased to partner with HOK, an acknowledged industry leader, to build an innovative, patient-centric facility that reflects the most advanced health care design principles.”

Chris Van Gorder
President and CEO, Scripps Health

Located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital la Jolla, this seven-story tower is the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care.

The Prebys Cardiovascular Institute builds on a legacy of Scripps advancements in pioneering surgical procedures and research to provide the most innovative treatment options to patients with cardiovascular diseases. 

Close collaboration with Scripps administrators and clinicians helped the team design a facility that embodies the mission of Scripps with features that support the delivery of care, patient safety, staff efficiency, productivity and functional flexibility. 

The 167-bed hospital includes 59 intensive care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology lab connected to centralized research labs, and a center for graduate education. 

Stacked brick and punched windows lining the north and west facades relate to the La Jolla campus and its architectural character while the curved glass curtain wall on the southeast delivers a message of transparency to the community.

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute represents the first phase of a master plan that is transforming the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus.



LEED-NC Silver anticipated


383,000 sq. ft. / 35,580 sq. m.


Interior Design


2 March 2015
“New Prebys Cardiovascular Institute Opens in Southern California”
HOK News 

18 November 2014
“Scripps Takes Possession of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute”
Medical Construction & Design 

26 November 2012
“The Best Medicine for Fixing the Modern Hospital”
Fast Company

29 June 2011
“HOK-Designed Scripps Cardiovascular Institute Breaks Ground”
Healthcare Design Magazine