Bay Area Hospitals

Learn more about Langan’s experience with hospital projects in the Bay Area.

CPMC Cathedral Hill

OVERVIEW
Once completed, the $2.5 billion Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Van Ness and Geary project will be a flagship medical center for San Francisco. The campus includes an acute care hospital, a medical office building (MOB) across the street, and an underground pedestrian tunnel to connect the two structures. A two- to three-level “moat” surrounds the basement’s isolated portion to structurally separate the hospital building from the surrounding ground. Key issues in the site’s development are maintaining stability and limiting excavation-induced deformations. Our services include geologic hazard evaluation, geotechnical investigation, earthquake engineering, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Environmental Contingency Plan, Soil Management Plan, and construction observation.

Location
San Francisco, California

Client
Sutter Health CPMC

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic
Environmental

Architect
SmithGroup

Strategic Partners
Degenkolb
HerreroBoldt
Pankow Builders
Boulder Associates
Miyamoto/Mar


Zuckerberg San Francisco Hospital & Trauma Center

OVERVIEW
The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the only Level One trauma center serving 1.5 million people in the region. It is also the only hospital in San Francisco built with a base-isolated foundation, the latest technology for protecting buildings during seismic activity.The 10-story public hospital (8 stories above and 2 stories below ground) was constructed in an open space area next to the administrative, outpatient, and acute-care hospital buildings. Both hospitals are now connected via a pedestrian bridge and underground utility tunnel. Langan provided geotechnical and earthquake/seismic consulting services for the project.

AWARDS
2016 Engineering News Record California Best Projects, Healthcare Best Project

Location
San Francisco, CA

Clients
City and County of San Francisco
BCM-SAR Divisions

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architect
Fong and Chan


CPMC Mission Bernal Campus

OVERVIEW
Located in the Mission District, CPMC Mission Bernal Campus (which replaced St. Luke’s Hospital) is a 5-story medical facility with a 36,500-SF footprint. It includes 80 licensed beds; medical, surgical and emergency departments; ICU and urgent care; and services for all ages, from pediatrics patients through seniors. After the replacement hospital was constructed, the Acute Care Tower was decommissioned and demolished. Langan performed a geologic hazard evaluation, geotechnical investigation, seismic studies, and environmental consultation for the replacement hospital.

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
Sutter Health

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
SmithGroup

Strategic Partner
SWA Group


Merced Replacement Hospital

OVERVIEW
Langan performed the geologic hazard evaluation and geotechnical investigation for the Merced Replacement Hospital. The development was constructed within a vacant, 35-acre site, and includes three phases with three hospital buildings, three medical office buildings, a parking garage, a central plant, and a utility conduit.
AWARDS
2011 Lean Construction Institute
2009 American Institute of Architects, Design Award

Location
Merced, CA

Client
Dignity Health

Services
Geotechnical
Geologic Hazards

Strategic Partner
KPFF Consulting Engineers


Ventura County Hospital Replacement Wing

OVERVIEW
The Hospital Replacement Wing (HRW) project at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) consists of a 2-3 story Acute Care Facility, including a basement. The VCMC currently consists of five interconnected hospital buildings: a medical laboratory/cafeteria building, two mental health buildings, a medical office building, and an emergency generator building. The footprint of the proposed HRW is 93,000 SF and is primarily occupied by a parking lot.

Location
Ventura, CA

Client
Clark Construction Group

Service
Geotechnical

Strategic Partner
KPFF


Chinese Hospital

OVERVIEW
Langan performed a geologic and seismic evaluation and geotechnical investigation for a new acute care hospital building and for the Chinese Hospital replacement at 835-845 Jackson Street.

Location
San Francisco, California

Client
Chinese Hospital

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architects
MEI
Jacobs Engineering Group


Highland Hospital

OVERVIEW
Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center is a $668 million makeover of an aging public hospital. The project, owned by the County of Alameda, includes replacement facilities to be completed in three phases over seven years, making it the largest health care investment in the County’s history. Langan provided geotechnical engineering services during design and construction of Highland Hospital. We also provided a geologic hazards report for the project that included an evaluation of landslides, liquefaction, and seismic ground shaking hazards. Our firm has provided geotechnical engineering services for this project since 2007. In 2012, the project received the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Merit Award for “Projects in Progress.”

Location
Oakland, California

Client
Highland Hospital

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architects
SmithGroup
Ratcliff
Shah Kawasaki Architects

Strategic Partners
Clark Construction
Vanir Construction
Degenkolb Engineers


VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

OVERVIEW
VA Palo Alto underwent an expansion to enhance the health care system for veterans, including construction of a 325,000 SF ambulatory care center, 174,000 SF polytrauma/blind rehabilitation center, 95,000 SF research facility, and 30,000 SF recreational therapy building. The expansion also added a radiology addition to the hospital, two parking structures, several utilities buildings, a water supply tank, and new utilities and roadways. Langan explored subsurface conditions by drilling borings and advancing CPTs, evaluated site issues and environmental conditions, sampled and analyzed soil and soil vapor, and prepared a groundwater management plan. We also observed and checked the installation of drilled pier foundations, footing excavations, building pad subgrade preparation, and utility trench backfill.
AWARD
2019 AIA Healthcare Design Award

Location
Palo Alto, CA

Client
SmithGroup

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental


Sakakawea Medical Center

OVERVIEW
A new Sakakawea Medical Center is being constructed on the same campus behind the current facility. Once complete, the old facility will be torn down and turned into a parking lot. The new facility will enable the Sakakawea Medical Center to serve as both a critical access hospital and a primary care medical center to meet the emergency needs of its rural community.

Location
Hazen, North Dakota

Client
The Neenan Company

Service
Site/Civil


Kaiser Mission Bay Medical Offices

OVERVIEW
The site for the 9-story, 220,000 SF Kaiser Permanente medical office building in Mission Bay is in a liquefaction hazard zone so our geotechnical investigation was performed in accordance with the recommended methodology for evaluating liquefaction potential. We developed a significant indicator pile and load test program to evaluate constructability and capacity of the drilled displacement piles, a relatively new pile type in Mission Bay at the start of construction. Langan worked closely with the team to develop criteria for the installation of the foundations. Our environmental team developed a preliminary and final design documents for a methane mitigation system (MMS) for the building and provided construction administrations services.



Location
San Francisco, California

Client
Whiting-Turner

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Studios Architecture


Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

OVERVIEW
Sutter Health's Mills Peninsula Medical Center is a 6-story acute care hospital with 311 beds. The hospital required seismic design review by the State of California Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning and Development (OSHPD). This is the first hospital in the Northern California with a base-isolation structural system. Connected to the hospital is a 5-story medical office building and a 4-level parking garage. Langan performed a geologic hazard evaluation and geotechnical investigation. We also developed seismic design criteria and time histories for use in the structural design. Sutter Health most recently obtained Langan’s services for a helipad.

Location
Burlingame, California

Client
Sutter Health

Services
Earthquake/Seismic
Geotechnical

Architect
Anshen + Allen (now Stantec)


UCSF Parnassus Moffitt Hospital

OVERVIEW
Langan provided engineering services for the seismic evaluation of the existing Moffitt Hospital and Medical Sciences Building at the UCSF Parnassus Campus. The Moffitt Hospital is a 15-story concrete structure over one basement level. The northern wing of the Medical Sciences Building is a 13-story structure over one basement level, while the southern wing is a 14-story structure at grade. We reviewed subsurface information at the site and its vicinity, developed site-specific response spectra, and provided geotechnical foundation criteria for existing walls and footings. After performing a downhole seismic velocity survey and drilling a 100-foot deep boring, we recommended vertical and rotational stiffness parameters of existing foundations and response spectra for the appropriate soil profile type. Our team performed probabilistic seismic hazard analyses and deterministic analyses to develop response spectra for two levels of shaking for each building.




Location
San Francisco, California

Client
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Strategic Partner
Degenkolb Engineers


Alta Bates Merritt Pavilion

OVERVIEW
The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Merritt Pavilion is a 230,000 SF facility with a 1,067-space parking garage. The 11-story medical center is 184 feet above ground with two below-ground levels. Langan provided a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for this project.

Location
Oakland, California

Client
Sutter Health

Service
Environmental

Architects
Devenney Group Limited
EDAW Landscape

Strategic Partners
DPR Construction
Degenkolb Engineers