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Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness Campus

The Van Ness and Geary Campus will deliver two state-of-the-art facilities. Construction concepts and sustainable designs are adding 274 patient beds in a modern acute care hospital. The hospital, a 12-story home for the women’s, children’s, cardiology, oncology, emergency care and transplant departments, will create 730,000 square feet of diagnostic, treatment, and inpatient bed space. An adjacent 253,000 square foot, nine story medical office building will accommodate outpatient services and support the health care professionals next door. The hospital and medical office, respectively LEED and LEED-Silver certified, will connect by a pedestrian tunnel below ground, and add 376,000 sq. ft. of underground parking space. Not only is the hospital built to meet or exceed California’s stringent seismic laws, the structure is the first in North America to incorporate innovative viscous wall dampers, 119 in total. The hospital is built to be self-sustaining for at least four days following a catastrophic event.

Five separate roofs gardens will crown the Van Ness and Geary Campus. The green roofs will act as protection against storm water runoff. Rainwater will be captured and used to drip-irrigate planting areas on the roof garden, saving 180,000 gallons of drinkable water per year that would otherwise be sent to the sewer and storm water system.

  • 1,015,000 sq. ft., 274-bed, 12-story hospital
  • Approximately 1 million sq. ft. of acute care, diagnostic, clinical treatment, and administrative space
  • 5 separate roof gardens for protection against stormwater runoff
  • Below ground pedestrian tunnel
  • Built using an IFOA contract and the ILPD method
  • LEED Silver
2019 ENR Award,  Merit, Safety 
2019 ENR California,  Best Project in Healthcare Award
2018 AIA Local Awards
Award Winning Team:
Owner: Sutter Health
Architect: SmithGroup
Contractor: Herrero Boldt

Photography courtesy of Kyle Jeffers & Tim Griffith


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