A Transformative Concept for Outpatient Care

Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clarita Specialty Medical Office Building, Santa Clarita, CA

As part of its revolutionary Reimagining Ambulatory Care Design (RAD) initiative, Kaiser Permanente partnered with our team to plan and design the adaptive reuse of an existing office building into a comprehensive outpatient center. Designed around Kaiser’s vision to incorporate its Total Health philosophy, the Santa Clarita Medical Office Building (MOB) embodies the integration of health and wellness at every step of the patient journey.

To create a sense of place for healthcare, the traditional MOB concept is transformed into a true Health Hub that includes 21 specialty provider offices, an ambulatory surgery clinic, urgent care, and other ancillary services. The overall organization and design blends hyper-efficiency and new operational models to achieve a value-added member experience for outpatient care.

The entire facility is designed to promote healing and reduce stress. As you enter the building, the light-filled, two-story atrium is designed around a symbolic “grove of trees” – a signature glass feature that provides visual interest and aids in wayfinding on both floors. Waiting areas incorporate daylighting and access to outdoor gardens; clinical modules are located around the perimeter of the building to minimize physical constraints and maximize daylighting and views; exam rooms provide planned views to the outdoors; and clinical seating areas, designed to mitigate noise, provide space for reflection and solitude.

The interior finishes incorporate a full spectrum of color to define spaces and create a sense of volume, while two garden courtyards provide refuge and a sense of rejuvenation with walkways that lead to entrances and amenities.