As Kaiser Permanente's first design-build project, the facility served as a pilot to demonstrate the schedule and life-cycle cost benefits of the design-build delivery. gkkworks was the design-builder for the project, providing both architectural design and general contracting services, and ushered the project from startup to occupancy in tenmonths. The 9,000 SF MOB has a LEED Gold certification goal.
A major contributor to the project's fast-track delivery was the use of Project Frog's prefabricated, modular building system. This component building solution responds to Kaiser's integrated healthcare delivery system, while enabling a fast and cost-effective way to create beautiful, energy-efficient buildings. The project team used Revit to create a virtual design and construction BIM model, to better coordinate the design, fabrication, and construction elements.
The clinical area is based on a repeatable 29-foot module designed to be an open, flexible space, with a standardized program hierarchy consistent with Kaiser best practices. The program is layered, with clear patient and provider circulation to allow efficient function of the exam modules, while minimizing unwanted patient circulation through support areas.