Kaiser Permanente Hesperia Medical Office Building

Hesperia, CA

Influenced by the existing Joshua Trees and high desert landscape, the design for this 5-acre site welcomes visitors with soft, organic forms and vibrant colors. Given the extreme climate conditions, an abundant mix of shade trees are peppered throughout the site and reinforce places to sit and gather outdoors. The landscape program includes an amphitheater, community garden beds, and physical therapy garden all connected by a half mile Thrive walk, encouraging staff and visitors to explore the outdoors.

Relocated Joshua Trees serve as a focal point throughout the site. Decomposed granite and decorative stone are used where appropriate to top dress plant material in lieu of mulch which is easily eroded in the high winds that are characteristic of desert environments.

The 0.3 mile Thrive walk encourages visitors to exercise and stroll through the landscape as the pathway circulates the entire site.

Options for visitors to relax and dine are spread throughout the site. A curved concrete seatwall rings the central lawn space providing an area for the community to gather.