Kaiser Modesto Support Wing
The campus design blends the architecture of three unique buildings into one cohesive concept. The buildings are organized around an outdoor room—a plaza that creates a public space for contemplation, a healing garden, outdoor conferencing, and open-air markets. Sustainable design elements include: the largest permeably paved parking lot west of the Mississippi, bio-swales for offsite drainage, storm water management, solar shading from trees, sun shading devices, native and drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, and ground covers; solar collection though photovoltaic panels; and a green roof above the entry rotunda. The energy-efficient exterior skin coupled with lighting and HVAC design provides an environment of low energy consumption without compromising any healthcare activities.