MLK Community Health Building
LEED Silver, Medical Office
The MLK Community Health Building is a two-story 52,000-square-foot medical office building at the Martin Luther King Community Hospital in Willowbrook, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, CA, that received Silver certification for the Core & Shell new construction under LEED v4.
The MLK Community Health Building was developed in a public/private partnership with the hospital and the Los Angeles County Development Authority. The MLK Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation is the not-for-profit organization formed by the county whose sole purpose is to operate the new hospital campus. Trammell Crow was chosen as the developer through a request for proposal (RFP) process from the county in 2016. ASAP was also selected to be the LEED Consultant on this innovative project through the RFP process.
SIZE: 52,000 SF
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver
SECTOR: Medical Office
PROJECT TYPE: New & Existing Construction, Core & Shell`
LOCATION: Willowbrook, CA, USA
Designed by HKS and built by ConAm Building Co., the MLK Community Health Building is the first stand-alone medical office building developed as part of the more than $1 billion medical campus transformation centered on the MLK Community Hospital.
The Project provides primary care for the local community, as well as outpatient services including dialysis, wound care and imaging. This reduces the low-acuity patient load to the main hospital, providing the surrounding neighborhoods with unprecedented access to health and well-being equity.
The project also achieved LEED beta features including Social Equity with the Community for the Project’s use of 45% local tier hiring, meeting diversity requirements in hiring and keeping 200 construction jobs within Los Angeles. The project also contributed to the local economy through employing local healthcare providers in the finished space. Additionally, the Project earned the Water Restoration Certification beta feature for their innovative water offsets, while achieving almost 30% indoor water use reduction and 27% outdoor water use reduction. The parking lot provides 6 electric vehicle charging stations in prime parking locations for those not using the ample local transit or site’s impressive walkability and connectivity to the local neighborhood and services.
Photos courtesy of HKS