"As a leading cancer treatment and research institution, The City of Hope needed a collaborative place for their doctors and researchers who were previously spread across a multi-acre campus. The City of Hope Medical and Administrative Leadership Pavilion is a 100,000-square foot home for all of them, providing the proximity and immediacy necessary to encourage collaboration while aligning with The City of Hope’s mission to improve health through the sustainability of our overall environment.
The building is located on the eastern boundary of the campus and forms an edge condition. The scale of the exterior design expresses a macro-scale towards the 605 Freeway and quarried landscape to the east. While to the west, a more textured humane scale relates to the campus and local desert landscape. The interior planning reflects the hard | soft differences between the two sides of the building, with all private offices lined on the eastern edge of the plan and conference and communal spaces aggregated on the west, activating the collaborative nature of that side of the building to engage with the larger campus.
One approaches the building from the west and is greeted by a screened, outdoor promenade that houses the vertical and horizontal circulation to all the floors and features an exterior stair that scales the height of the building, promoting exercise for better health. This promenade also accommodates impromptu pauses with colleagues to capture the spontaneous brainstorming that form seeds for innovation. The large second floor terrace serves as an arrival point and a gathering space for community events and individual user respite.
As a LEED Gold Version 4 Building, this project uses aggressive shading strategies to let ambient natural light deep into the building while negating the negative energy effects of heat gain, while a solar farm sits atop the roof."