Providence St. John's Health Center: South Campus Master Plan / Perkins Eastman

Providence St. John's Health Center: South Campus Master Plan

Santa Monica, California
Prior to merging with Perkins Eastman, LBL Architects developed the vision for Providence Saint John’s South Campus Master Plan through an intensive needs assessment process within the framework of the Development Agreement.

The South Campus Master Plan creates a world-class Health Center and an integrated North and South campus. It replaces surface parking with thoughtful development and vibrant open spaces that will contribute positively to the City’s existing urban fabric. A major design concept prioritizes a pedestrian connection that proceeds from Mullin Plaza on the existing North Campus, across Santa Monica Boulevard to a new plaza, Saint John’s Square on the South Campus, and then along an upgraded 21st Street “living street” that leads to a new South Garden along Broadway.

The team conducted numerous interviews and site visits to investigate and evaluate new and expanded programs for the South Campus and North Campus sites. Representatives of the John Wayne Cancer Institute participated in multiple individual and group interviews to better understand and anticipate future research program needs.

A major goal of the South Campus development is to promote health and wellness programs, and other research and ambulatory service that can contribute to community health initiatives.

A strong urbanistic approach was taken, integrated with Providence Saint John’s institutional and medical service needs, to create a setting that is both responsive to the Providence Saint John’s varied constituents, and also to the greater community of Santa Monica.
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, International Architecture Award: Hospitals/Medical Centers (2017)