Cottage Center For Advanced Imaging

Santa Barbara, CA

Remodel 

This project was collaboratively designed by PMSM Architects and physicians from the Santa Barbara community to represent the Cottage promise of high-tech, high-touch care. The challenge was to convert an existing three-story medical office building into a new outpatient clinic operating under the licensure of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on the first and second floors while accommodating the specialized needs of a private medical doctors group occupying the third floor, all while being in the critical path of a new hospital construction schedule. PMSM Architects conducted a series of face-to-face meetings, with both groups of stakeholders, in order to build consensus and create a program best suited to the needs of the patients, the doctors and SBCH’s Radiology and Cardiology Departments.

As a result, the center offers the finest imaging technology housed under one roof including 3.0T MRI, 1.5T MRI and 64-slice CT Scanner. These technologies offer an optimum level of ergonomic comfort and diagnostic power available in an outpatient environment. To ensure the comfort of patients, the interior features a warm color palette and amenities such as privacy lighting, spa-like dressing facilities and restrooms, sustainable bamboo flooring, Wi-Fi, and on-demand music.

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