City of Hope
Brawerman Center for Ambulatory Care
In this project, Salas O’Brien provided engineering design services and Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) assistance for the Brawerman Center for Ambulatory Care at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, just outside Los Angeles.
City of Hope was founded in 1913 California with the mission to help patients suffering from tuberculosis. As effective treatments for that disease reduced its impact, the medical center expanded to address rising health threats such as cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Today City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation (as recognized by the National Cancer Institute), and it includes research and patient care locations across Los Angeles and Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
City of Hope’s main campus is in Duarte, just northeast of Los Angeles, and over the years the facility has engaged Salas O’Brien as a partner for multiple engineering and design projects. One of these involved work on the Geri and Richard Brawerman Center for Ambulatory Care, an outpatient services center. The center required full system pre-design assessment, engineering design, plan check, and permitting support.
Salas O’Brien provided full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing assessment and design services for this project, as well as Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) 2 submittal and backcheck. The project also included pre- and post-construction administration services that covered demolition planning and support, final punch walk, and close-out services.
The finished Brawerman Center plays a key role in City of Hope’s overall mission to support cancer and chronic disease patients through research, treatment, and care.