Project: Oakland Children's Hospital - Master Planning
Role & Responsibilities: Principal-in-Charge & Project Architect
Due to the success of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Pediatric Addition, the team was asked to undertake the master planning for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. This approach needed to address specific demographic issues and a strong community presence. Graphic materials were utilized at every opportunity to help create excitement and garner financial support.
The master plan needed to honor the 100-year history of the hospital by respecting the existing buildings’ architectural aesthetic while addressing mandatory seismic upgrades to the existing structural system. The new plan creates a re-birth of the campus by:
- Creating private rooms for the NICU and PICU patient beds to replace the existing “open ward” configurations
- Updating existing semi-private general pediatric patient rooms to new state-of-the-art private rooms
- Adding a five-story, 60,000-square-foot outpatient center
- Adding a five-story main entry and patient tower for private general acute care patient beds
- Adding a parking structure
- Adding a plant operations building
- Adding a central utility plant
- Adding site enhancements to unify the campus as a child-friendly place
This project started at the client’s kitchen table and was an exciting process. We spent a lot of time understanding the City of Oakland, the community surrounding Children's and the culture in order to tell the story of the community. We created a video to express the goals for the project that has been used as a marketing tool to potential donors.
Work shown in this project was done while Rick Savely was employed with another architectural firm.