Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building
CommonSpirit Health set out to build a developer-led, three-story, Class A Medical Office Building (MOB) featuring approximately 84,000 rentable square feet, with an overall building area of 87,000 square feet. A large, unencumbered floor plate id designed for flexibility and future planning options and the lobby and public space design align with CommonSpirit’s Hello Human Kindness principle.
Sustainability features include enhanced MEP features, drought tolerant landscaping, minimized glazing and solar shading, and finishes made from recycled materials. Additionally, the building is oriented to improve energy performance and maximizes natural light.
Evidence-based and wellness design features are seen throughout the building including the use of daylight as a natural disinfectant, variable air volume/distribution system with ventilation to enhance air quality, water dispensing stations to reinforce better hydration, and circulation and daylit stairs to promote physical activity. Clear interior wayfinding and biophilic design reduces stress for both the patients and the staff.
Toe activated and hands-free elevator call buttons, hands-free automatic door openers at restroom doors, and hands-free drinking fountains have all been installed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Client: CommonSpirit Health
Market: Medical Office Buildings | Ambulatory
Size: 87,389 Square Feet
Scope: New Construction
Services: Architecture, Interior Design
Delivery Method: Negotiated Contract
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