KAISER PERMANENTE REJUVE(N)ATE CAFE
Los Angeles, California
The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center campus spans five city blocks along Hollywood’s famous Sunset Boulevard. A collection of disparate, largely undistinguished buildings, the campus needed an integrating image. We began with an exterior renovation and wayfinding plan to unify the campus, and then renovated a space between several key buildings to create an iconic staff and visitor café that also serves as a visual gateway to the campus. The Rejuve(n)ate Café is now an extremely popular destination for dining and respite that also improves the pedestrian relationship among several buildings. The café’s dramatic Sunset Boulevard façade is a key piece of the site’s external image. The design exposes a broad view of Sunset and infuses the café with the energy of the street and passersby. Comfortably furnished seating areas provide an inviting space for dining, relaxing, or meeting in small groups.