In response to Shriners Hospitals for Children’s new business model, which is moving the organization away from owning and operating acute care hospitals to focusing on outpatient services for young patients, Shriners opened a new three-story, 74,800-square-foot outpatient facility in Pasadena, Calif. Designed by CO Architects (Los Angeles), SRG Partnership (Portland, Ore.), and Rios Clementi Hale Studios (Los Angelels), the Shriners for Children Medical Center, which opened in June 2017, combines surgery rooms, clinical services, rehabilitation spaces, and healing landscapes. The facility also has a three-level underground parking garage for 210 cars. Designers developed creative solutions leveraging evidence-based design strategies that incorporated natural light throughout interior spaces as well as therapeutic gardens to create a supportive environment conducive to well-being, healing, and community.


Project details:

Facility name: Shriners for Children Medical Center

Location: Pasadena, CA

Completion date: June 2017

Owner: Shriners Hospitals for Children

Total building area: 74,800 square feet

Architecture, interior design, environmental graphics: CO Architects

Executive architect (medical planning and interiors): SRG Partnership, Inc.

Landscape architect: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

General contractor: DPR Construction

MEP engineer/lighting: EXP

Structural/civil engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Medical equipment planner: Mazzetti + NLB