Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medical University—Shuguang Hospital Replacement, Shanghai, China. Photo by Mick Ryan
Established: 1853

Staff: 800

Locations: Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care. Other: Academic Medical Centers; Ambulatory Care

Services: Architecture, Conservation, Consulting, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Strategic Planning. Other: Master Planning

Three Projects of Note:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital—Integrated Patient Care-Research Building [Memphis, TN] 2007

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center [Los Angeles, CA] 2007

University of Virginia Hospital Expansion [Charlottesville, VA] 2011

Contact Information:

Dave Martino, AIA, ACHA

225 Bush St., 11th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104

Ph. (415) 365-3444 Fax: (415) 908-0862



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