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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

A New Vision for Providing Healthcare in Public Hospitals

Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA

“The HOK team delivered the project in a way that met all of the organization’s requirements, goals and aspirations. The project opened on budget and on time. I couldn’t be more supportive of the HOK team and want to endorse their performance.”

Ron Kaufman
Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Healthcare Corporation

The replacement of LAC+USC Medical Center, the nation’s largest teaching hospital, improves patient care and helps the hospital operate more efficiently.

“In a billion-dollar project that spanned 10 years from programming through commissioning, Los Angeles County has replaced five existing hospitals, including its original, iconic General Hospital building, with a modern, 1.5 million-square-foot facility,” reported Health Facilities Management.                          

Designed by a joint venture of HOK and LBL Associated Architects, the facility includes a 600-bed inpatient tower, a 430,000-sq.-ft. diagnostic and treatment building, and a 335,000-sq.-ft. outpatient building.

Los Angeles County achieved significant capital and operational savings through new efficiencies, reduced square footage and higher utilization of major medical equipment. The centralized layout of diagnostic and treatment services enables caregivers to serve inpatients and outpatients while maintaining separate circulation paths for each.


1.5 million sq. ft. / 140,000 sq. m.


Construction Services
Facility Programming
Interior Design
Master Planning
Medical Planning


American Society of Civil Engineers – Los Angeles Section Award

American Society of Civil Engineers – Region 9 Architectural Engineering Project of the Year Award

Engineering News-Record – Best Projects of the Year

Engineering News-Record – Healthcare Outstanding Project Management

10 million

Number of residents served by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services