01 Nov Kaiser San Mateo Makes a Sustainable Impact on San Mateo County
- Kaiser San Mateo MOB wins Sustainable San Mateo / AIA San Mateo County Green Building Award
- Kaiser San Mateo MOB awarded with PCI Design Award
Located at a prominent “gateway” site to the City of San Mateo, this 66,000 s.f. medical office building is part of Kaiser’s Medical Campus in Redwood City. Serving both San Mateo and Redwood City clientele, the new facility 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 Farmer’s Market and public gatherings. The design incorporates numerous sustainable design principles throughout and meets LEED Gold requirements.
Sustainable features include bio-swales, extensive shade trees, minimum standards of site paving, local materials, extensive sun shading devices, and equipment and strategies for reduction of both water and energy consumption. Additionally, interior materials are specified with sustainability as prime criteria.
The project achieved cost construction targets that were 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. Substantial savings were attributed to the lean fabrication approach of utilizing BIM technology and both rigorous and disciplined coordination of fast-track project delivery.