Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by John Edward Linden
Established: 1940

Staff: 330

Locations: San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and London

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design

Three Projects of Note:

Kaiser Permanente—Santa Clara Medical Center [Santa Clara, CA] 2005-2007

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center—Valley Specialty Center [San Jose, CA] 2007

Palomar Pomerado Health—Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital [San Diego, CA] 2010

Contact Information:

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901 Market St., 6th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94103

Ph. (415) 882-9500 Fax: (415) 882-9523

E-mail: info@anshen.com

Web: http://www.anshen.com

Anshen+Allen's international reputation and commitment to design excellence support the highest standards of client service and seamless delivery of healthcare architecture, medical planning, and interior design services worldwide. Anshen+Allen has more than 65 years of experience in a practice solely devoted to healing, learning, and discovery. We are a pioneering leader in evidence-based design and a founding member of The Center for Health Design. Anshen+Allen has long advocated integrating investigative research with the design process in an effort to improve outcomes relating to patient and staff safety, medical errors, operational efficiency, and patient satisfaction.

What do you think is a pressing issue/controversy today with healthcare design?

The most pressing issue is the need for hospitals to understand the interdependence of capital and operational costs and how the first needs to be used to leverage the second. Architecture Design is crucial to operational efficiency and the achievement of other strategic needs.