Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

San Diego, CA

Kaiser Permanente


CO Architects


Hensel Phelps Construction


LEED Platinum

Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering

The new San Diego Central Hospital provides centralized, high quality, affordable healthcare for San Diego County. The campus includes a new 7-story, 566,000-sf, 321-bed hospital, a 3-story, 55,000-sf hospital support building (HSB), a 3-story 38,000-sf energy center, and a 1,479 car parking structure. The hospital building is steel framed with special steel moment frames for the main lateral force resisting system and concrete retaining walls surrounding the basement. The building houses diagnostic and treatment functions with three nursing towers situated above a two-story podium. The northern-most tower is separated from the rest of the building by a connecting bridge with seismic separations above the ground level. The building envelope is primarily a glazed curtain wall system. The CUP building is a steel framed structure with special reinforced concrete shear walls for the LFRS. The CUP extends approximately two stories below adjacent grade on three sides, with the below grade levels daylighting on one side at the loading dock level.


Awards & Recognition

ENR CA 2017 Best Healthcare Project