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Hoag Health Center (Woodbridge), Irvine

25,000 Square Feet

Project Description

Healthcare organizations have shifted their real estate strategies since the Affordable Care Act was signed into legislation in 2010.  As medical groups expand their services outward from the central hospital campus into surrounding communities, medical office buildings are being built and renovated in locations more easily accessible for patients.  St. Joseph Hoag Health’s network of Hoag Medical Group offices are now located in Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach.  This particular project involved the renovation of the Irvine – Woodbridge location, which offers Urgent Care, Pediatric, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation services.

The 25,000 square foot facility, located in the Woodbridge community of Irvine, was redesigned by architects at LPA.  To keep the Urgent Care portion of the facility operating during the entire project, the build was split into four separate phases.  Much of the work was focused on updating building systems, such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC, and the project was completed under new Title 24 code requirements.  This incorporated new lighting controls, a new electrical panel with separate metering capability, new LED lighting, new switches and electrical outlets, and a programmable automated system that controls both the lights and the HVAC system.

Exterior work on the building included refinishing the exterior walls, a new entry and façade, and the installation of Sonitubes to allow natural daylight into the interior of the space.  Exterior ADA upgrades were completed as well as new landscaping.  The interior build included 28 exam rooms and 2 procedure rooms.  A separate waiting and reception area was built for the Pediatric group, and new nurse station and exam room millwork was installed throughout the facility.  An expanded conference center includes a folding partition to allow the space to change sizes for private consultations and larger meetings.

Many of the design features in the space were determined by design standards established by LPA.  HBC has built concurrent projects at other Hoag Medical Group facilities working within these standards as well, most recently at the 500 Superior Building, where HBC has completed three additional projects with Hoag.