Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office & Urgent Care

Architect: ZGF Architects LLP

Owner: Cedars-Sinai

Location: Playa Vista, California

Category C: Renovations/Remodeled: Primarily built within existing hospital or clinical space, or adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use


The Playa Vista clinic prototypes a new model of community-based care for Cedars-Sinai, and the design reflects the culture and aesthetic of its “Silicon Beach” neighborhood. New technology and innovative care models are fully integrated into the hyper-efficient, yet flexible floor plans, which are cloaked with an upscale palette of rich color and texture. Floor-to-ceiling windows along the southern façade flood the layered spaces with natural light, where custom, hospitality-style furnishings and finishes were developed using healthcare-compliant materials. The result is a welcoming, healing environment for all.

"A well designed efficient clinic open team center approach for staff.  For patients, clear circulation and close in ‘living room’ waiting in each cluster, kudos for not creating the usual impersonal large waiting rooms! Nicely planned staff areas." ~ Jury statement

Additional information

MEP Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group

Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates

General Contractor: TIS Construction Services

Telecom / Data / IT: Vantage Technology Consulting

Construction cost or anticipated construction cost: $11,305,000

Building area or anticipated building area: 31,532 SF

Construction start date: February 2017

Substantial completion date: November 2017


David King, FAIA (Chair), SmithGroup JJR, Los Angeles

Tom Clark, FAIA, Clark/Kjos Architects, Portland, Oregon

Lari Diaz, AIA, KMD Architects, San Francisco

Walter Jones, AIA, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland

Patricia Malick, ARRAY Architects, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Paul Mankins, FAIA, substancearchitecture, Des Moines

David Ruthven, AIA, Philips Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Image credits

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista Urgent Care Reception

Tim Griffith

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista Urgent Care pediatric waiting area

Tim Griffith

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista staff break room

Tim Griffith

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista Primary Care patient living room

Tim Griffith

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista pediatric living room

Tim Griffith

Cedars-Sinai Playa Vista care team area

Tim Griffith