The San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) remodel project consists of the design of an additional 284-bed, 9-story, state-of-the-art general care hospital for the City and County of San Francisco. The remodeled hospital provides a humanistic, culturally competent, and healing health service environment, and incorporates leading practices of sustainable design, patient comfort, cost effective construction and efficient hospital operation. Building departments include diagnostic and treatment facilities, an emergency trauma center, and auxiliary support and administration areas.
The concept design of the building was heavily influenced by the interior layout and operation of the hospital, as well as by the materiality and form of the neighboring historic buildings.
The overall building form consists of three primary components – a three-story, rectangular diagnostic and treatment podium, a six-story patient bed tower comprised of two offset half rounds, and a seven-story, parallelogram tower housing a majority of the hospital’s support, utility and vertical conveyance systems as well as patient isolation bedrooms. The shape of each building component was selected for its effectiveness in accommodating the extensive program and for optimizing the operational flow and efficiency of every hospital department.
At least one YSA principal participated as design architect, supervising architect and/or senior designer while associated with the architect-of-record for this project.