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Kaplan Pavilion at City of Hope | MEP Engineer

Fitting the shift towards a more holistic approach to healthcare, this project for the Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope—a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases—focused on the creation of sustainable environments designed to promote wellness.

The resulting design—an innovative approach spearheaded by Belzberg Architects—fused form and function to achieve comprehensive energy savings that enabled a sustainable, wellness-enhanced environment. Pairing structural features—such as the buildings’ openness to the north, preventing excessive heat gain and exposure—with the latest in energy-efficient methodology—including a high-efficiency HVAC system, PVC “Cool Roof,” and low thermal emissive glass—the collaborative approach produced a synergy between design and engineering, which paid dividends in the project’s overall success.

The LEED Platinum-certified Pavilion achieved significant energy and resource savings while offering an uncompromising excellence in physical environment for staff and visitors alike, adding over 7,000 square feet of new space for exhibits, events, administrative offices, and storage.


See additional coverage on this development on ArchDaily, DesignBoom, Architectural Record, Building Centre, and the Belzberg Architects website. Project LEED Platinum-certification and energy-efficiency scorecard can be viewed online here. Location: 1500 E Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010, United States

Notable Features:

  • High-Efficiency HVAC System
  • PVC “Cool Roof”
  • Low-e Thermal Glass
  • Low-Flow Faucets & Toilets
Date Completed:
Lead Architect:
Belzberg Architects
MEP Engineer:
California Energy Designs
Structural Engineer:
Nous Engineering
Landscape Architect:
Abhe Landscape Architects
Civil Engineer:
VCA Engineers
General Contractor:
Winters-Schram & Associates
Green Dinosaur
Renders & Photos:
Belzberg Architects; Bruce Bamonte
Project Size:
7,000 Sq. Ft.