Bringing the Outside In to Advance Healing for Kids

Los Angeles Ambulatory Surgical Center

Shriners Hospitals For Children

This new medical complex was designed to prioritize a healing connection to nature for patients, families, and staff who spend extended time within its walls. The new facility includes an outpatient surgery center, medical clinics, and offices, as well as outdoor gathering areas, rehabilitation gardens, and 2.5 levels of underground parking.

A design collaboration with CO Architects.


74,800 sf


Los Angeles, CA

Year Complete


2018 Merit Award — AIA Pasadena & Foothills Chapter Awards

2018 Architecture Award, Healthcare — Los Angeles Business Council Awards

2018 Healthcare Award — Los Angeles Architectural Awards

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Shriners has moved from their original 1951 Hospital, located in downtown Los Angeles to this new Ambulatory Surgical Center in Pasadena and has affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. This new facility will provide better support for newer, minimally-invasive day surgery procedures, orthopedic therapy and rehabilitation, and includes state-of-the-art imaging systems. The primary focus of the design team was to create a healing environment with an abundance of daylight, access to outdoor spaces and positive distractions to support a family-friendly healthcare experience for Shriners patients. Patients with more complex conditions requiring major surgery and inpatient care will now be treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital, located 1 block away.