Montage Health, Outpatient Surgery Center Renovation


Montage Health


Monterey, California


Summer 2022


14,500 SF


$10 Million

This project provided a much-needed renovation of the entire Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) Outpatient Surgery Center, including new supporting administrative space on the floor below, new rooftop HVAC units, and seismic upgrades to the building.

Our design approach began with an intensive Discovery phase to evaluate the space needs, functional requirements, staff and patient flow, and building system efficacy. In addition to regular stakeholder workshops, we embedded ourselves for three days into the surgery center environment to observe workflows and interview staff. This interaction was vital to our team’s understanding of the most critical renovation needs, which included better acoustic and physical privacy for patients, centralized storage, right-sized spaces, and building systems upgrades.

The remodel includes three operating rooms, three procedure rooms, 12 patient bays, two nurse stations, a scope processing department that serves the adjoining hospital, and new administrative space on the lower level. The new design provides staff visibility into the Pre-Op/PACU patient areas from two centralized nurse stations.

The interiors feature calming blue and green tones with warm wood accents inspired by the Monterey coastline. Clean lines and midcentury modern influence are taken from the existing hospital’s architecture. The new layout preserves the exterior views from the waiting room, operating rooms and PACU bays to the surrounding forest landscape, a beloved feature by staff and visitors.



Reception and waiting area

Reception and waiting area

Primary nurses station for the 12 patient rooms

Primary nurses station for the 12 patient rooms

Secondary nurses station facing the operating rooms

Procedure room

Operating room

Patient post-operating recovery room

Eye procedure room

Surgery prep area outside of operating rooms

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