Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Design Management of 1.2 Mil sf Medical Center

The 1.2 million sf eight-story Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was designed to serve the evolving needs of new medical technologies, teaching and patient care, and engineered to meet stringent post-1994 seismic codes. Executive architect Perkins & Will was responsible for providing healthcare planning, interior architecture, interior design and all aspects of project delivery. AthenianRazak’s Michael Brookshier led an 18-person Perkins & Will team and coordinated twelve consultant design teams nationwide in securing final approval of all aspects of the project’s interior architectural design. Michael conducted a series of presentations to UCLA Center for Health Sciences administration and practitioners, directed the preparation of construction documents for State of California OSHPD agency approval, and oversaw budget and schedule in collaboration with the construction manager, cost consultant, and design team members.

The building incorporates the Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital in addition to women’s services, an interventional floor with 23 operating rooms, diagnostic and treatment facilities and faculty offices. The 525 private rooms feature abundant daylight and views and major indoor public spaces connect to outdoor terraces. Rooms allow unrestricted three-sided access to the patient at all times and convert to multiple care levels, up to intensive care, reducing the need to transport patients. The $1 billion project was completed in 2008.