Behind the Vision: Five Design Concepts Inspiring Hoag’s Irvine Expansion

Building on the latest advances in health care, architecture, hospitality, and customer service, Hoag is re-envisioning what a health care system can be—not only the logistics of delivering world-class care but also the way spaces look and how they make people feel. Five key design concepts are driving the transformation:

1.  Creating a village aesthetic. More closely resembling a university than a hospital, the Sun Family Campus, with the first phase of construction to be complete in 2025, will accommodate a network of specialized service centers that stand at no more than three to four stories high, bringing buildings closer to eye level and making spaces more intimate and welcoming to patients and visitors.

2.  Institute-specific buildings for a tailored patient experience. Pavilions dedicated to women’s health, cancer, and digestive health will further tailor the patient experience based on need.

3.  Direct contact with nature. New and existing buildings will be connected by landscape, such as lawns and gardens, incorporating the healing power of nature into the health care journey and providing patients, visitors, and staff alike spaces to decompress and recharge.

4.  Combining high-tech and high-touch elements. Courtyards, decks, natural sunlight, and organic building materials like wood and stone will balance high-performance glass, metal panels, and state-of-the-art technology to emphasize Hoag’s compassionate approach to care.

5.  An advanced, cross-industry approach. Borrowing from various industries, Hoag is rethinking everything, from parking to lab services, laundry, and more. A marketplace-inspired food court, for example, will replace the traditional hospital cafeteria, providing a multitude of options to meet the community’s diverse dietary needs.


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