Located at a prominent gateway site to the City of San Mateo, this 66,000 s.f. medical office building is part of Kaisers Medical Campus in Redwood City. The facility serves both San Mateo and Redwood City clientele and provides offices for 33 medical providers, including imaging department, pharmaceutical services, optical services, conference facility, and health education library. The design adheres to the City’s Bay Meadows Specific Plan guidelines and incorporates elements that are mindful of health and the environment such as a Class I bicycle path and an urban arcade with three richly landscaped pocket parks. The area borders a major boulevard and serves as a screen or civic edge, hosting community events such as the local Farmers Market and public gatherings.
The project serves as a successful model by achieving cost construction targets well below industry standards by utilizing four Design/Build systems for the following: MEP and primary structure and stairs. All remaining project components were constructed by the GC. The project realized over a 30% reduction of total project costs in our current economy with this approach. 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.