The Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices in Lancaster have been open for about 1.5 years and stand as a prime example of Kaiser’s commitment to sustainability. Everything from the facility’s interiors to the landscaping helped it achieve LEED Platinum certification in spite of the area’s harsh desert climate.
Irvine, Calif.-based Taylor Design served as the architect on the project, while St. Louis-headquartered McCarthy Building Companies served as the general contractor and Pasadena, Calif.-based EPTDESIGN as the landscape architect. The three-story, 136,000-square-foot facility was designed to serve the area’s growing population, with 66 clinicians in more than 20 specialties.
The building was designed to maximize natural lighting and feature eco-friendly materials, while its landscaping and emphasis on health programming outside were also key components in making the project more eco-friendly. One major aspect from a landscape standpoint was the berms (or raised pieces of land) created to help ease the area’s high winds.
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