Laguna Honda Replacement Hospital

Location: San Francisco, CA
Client:  San Francisco Department of Public Health & Public Works
Architect:  Stantec Architecture

Project Description:

San Francisco’s reputation for health care innovation continues with the new Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, a technologically sophisticated and holistically planned facility serving seniors and adults with disabilities.  California’s first green certified hospital, Laguna Honda presents a new public health model for providing long term care and rehabilitation services to a safety net population.  Relying on new research into the effects of the built environment on patient outcomes, the three new buildings on Laguna Honda’s 62-acre campus are uniquely suited to support the healing work of the city’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation programs.

Laguna Honda’s 765 residents take an active role in directing their own care, including making decisions about basic activities of daily living, such as eating, sleeping or choosing when and where to enjoy recreation and privacy.  The buildings are also designed to foster a community atmosphere and to take advantage of the healing effects of Laguna Honda’s natural environment.  The heart of the new buildings is the Esplanade, a broad indoor boulevard modeled after the main street of a small town. Among the places to meet and greet that line the Esplanade are a café, a community theatre, two art studios, a multi-media library with a fireplace, barber and beauty shops, a tropical bird aviary, and a cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating.


  • Strategic Technology Master Planning
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • System Design and Specification
  • Technology Integration
  • Construction Administration
  • Technology Project Management


  • Patient and Asset Tracking
  • Wireless Network Systems
  • Patient Television System
  • Nurse Call / Code Blue
  • Overhead Paging System
  • Master Clock System 


  • Enabled the exploration and design of groundbreaking technologies for Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Technology enables the building itself to serve as the first response in support of the facility’s healing work
  • Technology enables patient comfort and staff efficiencies