Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion Awarded Best Project by Engineering News-Record
Irvine, CA (August 18, 2016) — The design-build team of Taylor Design and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has announced that the Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion has been awarded Best Healthcare Project – Southern California for Engineering News-Record (ENR) California’s Best Projects 2016.
Located at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla, Calif., the new $130 million (development cost) medical office building developed by Scripps Health combines collaborative and efficient space for healthcare professionals with a holistic environment to enhance patient experience and medical care.
For the 2016 award entries, the judges reviewed and discussed 90 projects located throughout California and Hawaii. The winners will be recognized at two award presentations – one in LA and the other in San Francisco. Engineering News-Record is an American weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide.
“This was an exciting project from the start due to the unique opportunity to implement special California legislation that allows physicians to perform certain cardiac procedures in an outpatient setting,” said D. Randy Regier, president, Taylor Design. “The success of this project was due to the strong collaboration of Taylor and McCarthy and the leadership of Scripps Health.”
“The Anderson Medical Pavilion was designed to put patients at the center of care activities in a comfortable environment while supporting efficient, collaborative work spaces for physicians and staff,” Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder said. “We are extremely grateful to the Anderson family for their continued generosity and support of our efforts to deliver the best medical care available to our community.”
The seven-level, 175,000-square-foot pavilion houses a variety of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology and endocrinology. It features four cardiac catheterization labs on the facilities second level specially permitted by California legislation. Two pedestrian bridges on the second and fourth levels provide immediate access between the pavilion and the adjacent Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. The building also incorporates office and administration space, diagnostic facilities and roughly 15 medical procedure departments. The health system began serving patients in the new facility on June 1.
McCarthy served as design-builder and Taylor Design provided building program, site study and design services for the project. During the program phase, the design team worked closely with Scripps Health physicians, nurses and clinical staff to understand departmental and workflow relationships in order to create a design mindful of their operational needs, while at the same time respecting Scripps’ guiding principles for the project.
A primary goal for the building design was to create a contemporary building that respects the existing campus by incorporating complementing exterior materials that are also cost effective and energy efficient. To achieve this design intent, the pavilion’s exterior skin serves as an extension of the adjoining Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, utilizing similar building materials, including a combination of precast brick panels, high energy efficiency glazing, metal panels and plaster.
Virtual design and construction (VDC) technology was used by the design-build team and the four exterior trade subcontractors to streamline and ensure quality installation of the different exterior skin systems on the building façade—a process which required addressing hundreds of details as a part of each unique material interface. Another time and cost-saving solution entailed the use of a prefabricated brick veneer. The precast brick panels were placed, aligned and welded in approximately seven to eight weeks, which would have taken twice as long if a traditional hand-set brick exterior was installed in its place.
About Taylor Design: Taylor Design is a full-service design firm that collaborates with clients to learn together and develop powerful user-based solutions, places and services that drive value and are effective, valid and delightful. The firm’s three practices in architecture, environments and strategies are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a unifying method for its work. With offices in southern and northern California, Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. Clients of the firm have included: Hoag Health Network, Orange County; Scripps Health, San Diego; UC Irvine Health, Orange County; UC San Diego Health System, San Diego; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; UC Berkeley; UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Stanford University; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; San Mateo County; as well as numerous service areas for Kaiser Permanente, among others. For more information about Taylor Design, visit www.WeAreTaylor.com
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been building communities across America for more than 150 years, delivering certainty for clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016), the 6th largest general contractor in California (ENR California, July 2015) and the largest commercial builder in Orange County (Orange County Business Journal, June 2014). The firm has approximately 1,700 salaried employees with offices in Newport Beach, San Diego, Corona, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. as well as St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston and Albuquerque. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.