340,000-430,000 GSF, 31,587-39,948 M2
Architecture, Campus Planning, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Master Planning, Programming, Urban Planning and Design
acute care, ambulatory care, ambulatory surgery, ancillary services, bed tower, cardiology, catheterization, clinic, clinical laboratory, community hospital, critical care unit (ccu), daylighting, diagnostic & treatment, efficient lighting, emergency department, energy efficiency, energy modeling, evidence-based design, express care, family-centered care, freestanding facility, gastroenterology, greenfield hospital, healing garden, health system, healthcare, high-performance glazing, hospital, imaging, infection control, inpatient, intensive care unit (icu), landscape for stormwater control, ldrp, photovoltaic, universal room
Growth in healthcare continues to outpace every other market, driving companies like Kaiser to launch a robust expansion to serve the needs of its growing membership. But faced with the need to develop 20 new or replacement hospitals in just 10 years, the healthcare giant needed a new approach to this challenge. SmithGroupJJR, working with Stantec and Kaiser strategists, devised a pioneering design solution for the Kaiser Template Hospital. The template can be applied to multiple hospital projects, identical in planning concept yet fully adaptable to different locations, helping usher the projects through demanding regulatory processes.
The Template dramatically reduces development time and cost. As proof, the first three hospitals were designed and built simultaneously, on time and under budget. Template facilities—ranging in size from 340,000–430,000 square feet and 174–270 beds, and including an ambulatory surgery center and medical offices—outline the most effective structural and building systems, planning concepts, equipment, furnishings, and even construction methods.
More than that, the uniform design helps the system adapt to changing technology and new best practices, continuously improving patient care.
Three Hospitals Spring from One Design
Kaiser Permanente medical complexes are a template for expedient functionality.
Kaiser Permanente’s Template for Success
The nation’s largest HMO creates a hospital template that can be built on virtually any site.
A Template for Change
Kaiser's plan to open as many as 20 hospitals in the next decade leads to many design innovations.