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Ventura County Medical Center HRW Tour

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

$25 – $35

Ventura County Medical Center Hospital Replacement Wing Tour

The Hospital Replacement Wing (HRW), designed to unify a collection of existing buildings and create a cohesive healthcare campus, is a major expansion for the flagship hospital of Ventura County. This multi-award winning design-build 248,000sf, 128 bed project, designed by HOK with Clark Construction, uses the Main Entry, located at the crossroads of the campus’ two main circulation spines, to give the hospital a new public identity. The building nestles into the natural slope of the site, sheltering the loading dock and service yard from view and creating a unique three-dimensional experience, moving through the multi-storied Lobby up to the tiered East Plaza. Natural light is brought in wherever possible with views to indoor and outdoor healing gardens and green roofs throughout the hospital.

The highest acuity patients are located on Level One. Situated around the central core of the building are the new expanded ED, the Critical Care Units, and an Acute Care Unit that can be used as a step-down or telemetry unit. Level Two includes Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, NICU, PICU, Pediatrics, and an elevated outdoor Children’s Play Area. Level three houses 24 Med/Surg beds. The D&T chassis, located on the Lower Level, includes 7 ORs, 2 IRs, multiple Imaging modalities, and a 26 bay PACU along wth shell space for future expansion. The project achieved LEED for Healthcare Silver certification.

Architect: HOK
Contractor: Clark Construction
Structural: KPFF
MEP: M-E Engineers
Landscape: HOK

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze site planning strategies used to fit the new building within tight constraints
  • Understand how the Women’s and Children’s floor, creates a specialized service line embodying a “hospital within the hospital” concept
  • Investigate strategies using tunnels and bridges for connecting to existing buildings and dealing with potential differential settlement
  • Explore outdoor strategies and design features for promoting patient and staff wellness and community connection, using materials and imagery inspired by the mountain and coastline features of the County itself.


Paul Morgan AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal/Sr. Project Architect, HOK

A Technical leader in HOK’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Morgan has extensive experience leading all aspects of large, complex projects, working on California healthcare projects for the duration of his 30-year career in architecture and design. He is a graduate of UCLA and received his M.Arch degree from the University of Colorado Denver.

Hunvey Chen AIA, LEED AP BP+C, DBIA, Regional Healthcare Leader, HOK

With over 17 years of experience in healthcare, Hunvey has been part of every major recent healthcare project in the Los Angeles office during her tenure at HOK.  Her background has been in both project management and as a technical architect, focusing on the collaborative team effort with the client and consultants.  Hunvey holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Southern California as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

Jack Reddehase, LEED BD+C, DBIA, Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), Vice President, Healthcare, Clark Construction Group – California, LP

Jack Reddehase is a Vice President with Clark Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the country with over $5 billion in annual revenue.  Mr. Reddehase has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare construction industry working for Clark.  He has managed major healthcare projects in Ventura, Clovis, Fresno, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles, and Houston. Mr. Reddehase is a member of DBIA and ASHE. He holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ventura County Healthcare Agency
Ventura County Public Works
Clark Construction
Photography Credit: Lawrence Anderson
Refreshments Sponsor: JMG Design & Build


April 13, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
$25 – $35
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AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee


Ventura County Medical Center
300 Hillmont Ave
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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