The template hospital project was conceived as part of a strategy for Kaiser to build 13 medical campuses at various sites in California. The prototypical hospital approach is intended to support Kaiser’s standardization of healthcare delivery and yet contain facility development and construction costs. Kaiser recognized that an aggressive building program was required to support their projected growth in this state. Kaiser acknowledged that the prototypical design would be refined by various future design teams to accommodate site specific requirements as each of the 13 facilities came on line.
The template project team included three design firms; an executive architect, a medical planning lead and an interior architecture lead. TAYLOR held the interior architecture contract. During this same period Kaiser was developing and releasing their “Thrive Campaign”. The interior architecture reflects the spirit of wellness and the healing power of the natural environment in alignment with the thrive campaign. Ms. Mabus, as a design leader on the TAYLOR team, developed an interior architectural aesthetic, in collaboration with the team, that emphasized nature’s healing force in the medical interiors and worked with Kaiser’s planning group to implement sustainable initiatives. The hospital is designed as a wellness campus for each community.
Design Firm: TAYLOR. Cynthia Mabus Senior Designer/Project Architect employed by TAYLOR.
13 Sites CA
Conceptual Design, size varies