Ventura County Medical Center’s 248,000-square-foot replacement wing opened to patients in August 2017. The four-story building includes 119 hospital beds; an expanded emergency department; three intensive care units; surgery with advanced technology; labor, delivery and NICU departments; and a new pediatrics wing.

The medical center is Ventura County’s first design-build project as well as the first design-build hospital constructed under California’s OSHPD jurisdiction from program. The design, by architecture firm HOK (Los Angeles), creates a cohesive aesthetic inspired by the local coastal landscape while blending the replacement wing with the existing campus buildings.


Project details:

Facility name: Ventura County Medical Center

Location: Ventura, Calif.

Completion date: August 2017

Owner: Ventura County

Total building area: 248,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $230 million

Cost/sq. ft.: $927

Architecture firm: HOK

Interior design: HOK

Contracting: Clark Design – Build of California, Inc.

Engineering: KPFF, M-E Engineers, Michael Baker Int’l., Mazzetti + GBA, Langan

Construction: Clark Design – Build of California, Inc.