$600 MILLION MEDICAL CENTER OPENS
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) has completed the development of its new 1.5 million-square-foot facility. The more than $600 million medical center includes a seven-story clinic tower, an eight-story inpatient tower, a five-story diagnostic and treatment center and a central energy plant. The 334,000-square-foot clinic tower houses outpatient services, including radiation oncology, pediatrics, dental and orthopedics. The 681,000-square-foot, 600-bed inpatient tower encompasses intensive and acute care units, obstetrics and pediatrics. Additionally, the inpatient tower houses general administration offices, women’s services and a pharmacy. The 430,000-square-foot diagnostic and treatment building offers diagnostic imaging, radiology, surgery and core lab services. The 60,000-square-foot central plant building houses HVAC equipment, fire/life-safety systems, cooling towers, emergency generators, MEP systems and communication systems. McCarthy-Clark-Hunt served as general contractor for the project, which was designed by Los Angeles-based HOK Architects and Santa Monica, Calif.-based LBL Architects.