This $65 million healthcare project included an ambulatory surgery center and medical office building on a three-story, 90,000-sq.-ft. campus in Irwindale, California. The facility was specifically designed to incorporate new models of care by using concepts which leveraged existing and new information technologies, efficient space designs, and operational workflows to provide a high level of service and convenience that is meaningful to both members and the community. Additionally, the Irwindale facility houses 38 provider offices, 58 exam rooms, podiatry, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, ambulatory surgery unit, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, and a gastroenterology procedure lab. 

As a fast-track new construction build-out, this project required specific attention to concrete moisture mitigation related to vapor emissions and floor preparation. The concrete had to be shot-blasted and a two-part, solvent-free, low viscosity epoxy to protect against moisture related issues was used. 

Prefabricated wall partitions were used throughout the building to eliminate the need for standard drywall and taping over 90 percent of the site. Because of this prefabrication, all moisture sealing, prep and flooring installation needed to take place before any localized partition walls were in place.  While this can contribute to overall production efficiencies, it also created coordination challenges to locate and isolate where floor materials and intersections were to occur. 

With the specific nature of the healthcare providers material standards of PVC free materials only, CO Architects specified Tarkett’s Harmonium Lenza linoleum sheet flooring from two different color palettes. Tarkett’s Linewave carpet tile was installed, interspersed with Shaw’s Drift style in the patient waiting areas and providers’ offices. Because Tarkett product lines are designed to effortlessly work together, a Duracove wall base that complemented the linoleum and carpet tile was installed as well. This color coordination across several flooring product categories also made it easier to maintain the brand standards and achieve the desired aesthetic of this healthcare provider.