St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif.

The building’s glazed façades feature custom ceramic frit panels with words describing the St. Joseph Health System’s core values—such as “with an orientation toward excellence”—and some of the handwritten text of hospital founder Mother Bernard, one of the founding sisters of St. Joseph. Glazing: PPG Solarban; 80 insulated glass units in clear; - Spandrel Glass: Northwest Industries; Sealed spandrel glass units in #453068 green; - Light Poles: Bega; 9898MH pole top luminaire;

The main entry to the building features a gridded curtain wall system with clear vision glass that offers complete transparency into the hospital’s asymmetrical lobby. Terra Cotta Façade: Moeding; Alphaton clay tile façade in natural red; - Metal panels: Centria; Metal wall system in Silver Gray; - Uplights: Hydrel; In-grade uplights;

St. Joseph Patient Care Center is the first phase in a 30-year master plan for the St. Joseph Hospital campus in Orange, Calif. The new building houses 150 patient rooms, a general surgery wing, and 120-bed intensive care unit.

A second-floor courtyard is carved out of the center of the building, providing a secure outdoor space as well as a light well that allows natural light to penetrate the core. Pavers: American Hydrotech; Precast concrete pavers; - Light Poles: HessAmerica; RIVA RV360 luminaire;

The main lobby has a floor-to-ceiling curtain wall system that admits ample natural light into the reception and waiting areas. A Moeding terra cotta façade continues into the building, where it is lit by wall washer light fixtures hidden above the canted artificial wood acoustical ceiling. Acoustical Wood Ceiling: Armstrong; Woodworks perforated metal ceiling panel in White Maple with a clear finish; - Floor Tile: Oregon Tile & Marble; Jura Stone honed in beige and gray;

Glass walls in the pediatric pre-op area allow transparency between the family waiting room, nurses station, and staging rooms, allowing visual communication and reducing anxiety. Upholstery: Designtex; Block Party upholstery fabric; - Upholstery: Paul Brayton Designs; Almost Natural upholstery in 924 Tyrian; - Laminate: Wilsonart; Wilsonart Contract Collection high-pressure laminate in Fusion Maple;

A translucent louvered wall in the general surgery waiting room allows both natural light and privacy for people waiting for procedures or families waiting for loved ones. Carpet: Monterey; Tribeca broadloom collection with Lifespan polyurethane backing in Staten Island; colorway - Upholstery: Maharam; C220 upholstery fabric;

Patient rooms on the upper floors feature operable windows to allow air circulation and natural light as well as luminous artificial skylight panels—backlit glass panels printed with photos of blue skies and flowering tree canopies—above patient beds to provide a respite for bedridden patients. Resilient flooring: Forbo; Marmoleum; - Artificial Skylight: Sky Factory; Luminous SkyCeiling in Skies and Blossoms; - Ceiling: USG; Lay-in acoustical ceiling tiles; - Wall Base: Burke; 4" BurkeBase rubber wall base in 209 Gray-Beige;

The first floor of the building plays host to several general surgery operating rooms. In order to maintain a sterile environment, resilient flooring and wipeable metal fixtures outfit the spaces. Resilient flooring: Nora; Noraplan Mega in Arctic Ice and Toffee; - Paint: Sherwin-Williams; Interior paint;

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