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Designing Loma Linda Replacement Hospital

June 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-8

Free – $15

Whole Moments: Designing a Mission-Forward Replacement Hospital for Loma Linda University Hospital

Architecture, Interiors, Consulting/Operations, Lighting, Graphic Design, Medical Equipment By: NBBJ
Project Management By: JTEC Healthcare Construction Management
Structural, Mechanical Designed By: ARUP
Electrical Engineering By: Stantec
Landscape Designed By: SWA
Construction By: McCarthy

Learning Units: 1.5 Health|Safety|Welfare


In 1901, Ellen G. White, founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, described her vision for a medical campus as an “institution with great trees forming a massive, tent-like canopy.” This vision established the basis for “Whole Moments,” a conceptual framework for the transformation of the Loma Linda University Medical Center campus that supports their mission and focus to physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually “Make Man Whole.” Throughout the design, Whole Moments are expressed through the development of discrete physical elements that focus on specific experiences reinforcing faith, hope and love. Four “Whole Life Gardens” encourage healthy living, dietary planning, community building and spiritual wellness.

The project of over 990,000 SF, is organized into a five-story, above-grade podium with a four-story children’s tower and a ten-story adult tower. It is a complete academic replacement hospital for adults and a partial replacement for pediatric connecting to the existing hospital. Major program elements include 320 Adult Beds, 112 Pediatric Beds, 44 Birthing Beds, separate Adult and Pediatric ERs and Kitchens, 20 ORs and procedure rooms and full radiology. A glass galleria entry pavilion and trellis, building upon Ellen White’s vision of a tree canopy, creates an open, inviting and transparent welcome to the campus.

Currently in construction, the project’s design breaks new ground in areas of pediatric and adult program development, open core nursing unit design, and near-fault seismic design for vertical motion.



  • Learn how to take a Mission-forward Approach to Design
  • Understand Bed Tower Innovations: Open-Core Unit Designs
  • Review Programming Complexities of Co-incident Adult and Pediatric Programs and Hospitals
  • Go Beyond Code: The new science of near-fault seismic design


  • Richard Dallam, FAIA, NCARB, LEEP AP – Managing Partner, NBBJ
  • Teri Oelrich, BSN, MBA – Partner, NBBJ
  • Simon Rees, SE, PE – Principal Structural Discipline Leader, ARUP
  • Gregory Nielson – Associate, Senior Structural Engineer, ARUP

Richard Dallam, FAIA, NCARB, LEEP AP – Managing Partner, NBBJ

As a leader of NBBJ’s national healthcare practice, Rich understands the business, operational, human and environmental goals of our clients. This holistic understanding of our clients’ needs and aspirations forms the foundation for the creation of transformational environments that enable our clients to exceed each of their goals. Architecture allows Rich to integrate his broad interests in and knowledge of art and science in a field that is both applied and theoretical. Rich enjoys designing environments for people that allow for a rich variety of experiences. His range of expertise includes healthcare, education, mixed-use commercial, retail, urban planning and campus planning.

Teri Oelrich, BSN, MBA – Partner, NBBJ

Teri, a partner with NBBJ, leads the NBBJ Healthcare Analytics and Consulting group. She has a clinical background in nursing, working in a variety of settings, including medical-surgical units and adult and pediatric intensive care units. She also holds an MBA, and coupled with her operational knowledge, brings a valuable mix of clinical and business acumen to healthcare projects. Her recent work includes planning for UCLA Medical Center, UC Davis Health, Casey Eye Institute, University of Washington Medical Center, Sutter Health Regional Ambulatory Care Master Plan, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Addition Study and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Intensive Care and Surgery Replacement.

Working with clients from planning to completion and beyond. Teri works closely with medical planners and Lean consultants to “right size” projects based on a rigorous analysis of both historical data across healthcare systems and the client-specific data. She utilizes the data-analytics process to assist clients with determining what they need to meet projected clinical case volumes as opposed to what they want based purely on today’s environment. This process of using analytics to drive planning and design is increasingly important in the current data-driven healthcare industry. Teri shares her knowledge through presentations for ASHE, AIA, HCD and NACHRI conferences.

Simon Rees, SE, PE – Principal Structural Discipline Leader, ARUP

Simon leads the structural engineering team in ARUP’s Los Angeles office and is the Structural Engineer-of-Record for LLUMC. A Principal with 21 years of practice as a structural engineer and multidisciplinary design leader, he has delivered a wide array of projects including new buildings, seismic assessments, and the renovation and retrofit of existing structures. He is a global leader within the field of seismic engineering and has contributed to numerous projects where advanced approaches to energy dissipation and seismic design have been implemented.

Working with some of the world’s leading architects, Simon has led the structural design of projects ranging from industrial facilities, laboratories, hospitals, corporate headquarters, retail developments, and museums to underground rail stations. A few of his notable projects include Loma Linda University Hospital, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the Delta LAX modernization project, both in Los Angeles, and Samsung’s headquarters campus in San Jose.

Gregory Nielson – Associate, Senior Structural Engineer, ARUP

Greg, an Associate within Arup’s structural engineering group in Los Angeles, is a project engineer on LLUMC. He has significant experience in the design of base isolated buildings in high seismic region, and has worked on a wide range of projects utilizing state-of-the-art structural analysis and performance-based design for seismic, soil-structure interaction, blast, and structural fire applications.

Gregory’s experience falls jointly between Arup’s Building Design and Advanced Technology + Research groups and ranges from advanced structural analysis to detailed structural design and integration of structure with architecture. His work is focused on bringing innovative and creative engineering solutions to enable great architecture.


June 20, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-8
Free – $15
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