Project Spotlight – Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley’s New Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices will benefit the community for years to come
Kaiser Permanente’s new Berkeley Medical Center, which opened in May 2021, is bringing much-needed medical resources to the city and its community. The $98-million ‘next-generation’ medical center is the first Kaiser Permanente to open in the city of Berkely. The facility was built to help increase local access to healthcare for Kaiser Permanente’s 58,000 members in Berkeley.
The new three-story, 66,000 sqft facility includes 70 exam rooms, underground parking for visitors, and an adjacent secured employee parking location which includes EV parking. The integrated of the use of previous pavers for stormwater treatment maximized the space and promoted paths of travel. The design approach focuses on engaging the surrounding neighborhood and includes retail spaces on the ground floor, 46 bicycle parking spots, and a 330-foot cultural mural completed by local artist, Desi Mundo.
K+W provided full-service civil design and surveying services to help bring Kaiser Permanente’s vision to life. K+W utilized pervious pavers to treat stormwater runoff which helps to maximize space and promotes safe paths of travel for Kaiser’s employees, members, and visitors. K+W also completed 1,000-linear-ft of offsite improvements that continue to support the utility demands of the surrounding neighborhood.
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