Project DescriptionOpened in May 2012, Marian Regional Medical Center is one of the first California hospitals to use Chicago Metallic’s 1496 Seismic Perimeter Clip, as approved by California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD).
Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, California passed a law requiring higher seismic standards established by the OSHPD and the California Building Code. Meeting the most stringent of these criteria, Dignity Health built Marian Regional Medical Center, a new $210 million, four-story acute care facility.
Designed by Moon Mayoras Architects, Inc. and constructed by Kitchell, Marian Regional Medical Center’s exterior matches the California Mission-style of the neighborhood. “The appearance was very important to the local community,” emphasizes Tim Simons, project manager with Moon Mayoras. “The building is located within a residential community and was essential that it blended with the surrounding architecture.”
As part of Santa Barbara County’s healthy future, Simons reports that the local area residents already have welcomed the building as a landmark representing their community. The area’s agricultural landscape inspires the interior, designed Brandt Design Group Inc. The finishes, furnishings and artwork highlight cinnamon, pinot noir and sage green colors. Throughout the building, the new hospital focuses on cultivating patient care and creating comfort within a healing environment.