This medical office building brings a full-range of primary and specialty care services to Kaiser Permanente members in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
HOK’s design team worked with Kaiser Permanente to integrate its vision for providing a human-centered, design-driven approach to high-quality patient care in “health hubs.”
With its dozens of pieces of local artwork, self-registration kiosks and “Thrive Bar” that offers free exercise and nutrition advice, the building’s lobby doesn’t resemble that of a traditional medical office.
A highly efficient floor plan and flexible layout ensure that the building can easily adapt to future changes in technology and medicine. Advanced telemedicine exam rooms enable patients to have real-time virtual consultations with other Kaiser providers.
Designed to engage the community, the building includes an outdoor event space and a 2,500-sq.-ft. conference room available for use by local groups. The site’s 2.5 acres of green space have a walking path and outdoor exercise equipment.
Sustainable design strategies include natural ventilation in perimeter offices and hallways, a 29,000-sq.-ft. photovoltaic roof canopy, drought-resistant landscaping, ultra-low-flow water fixtures and a system for treating and infiltrating stormwater.