Build September 2016

Build Magazine 23 Sustainable Construction: Building for the Future - USA new campus. The colourful Main Lobby integrates the public art into the design through the strategic use of finish materials for the artwork. A Rooftop Garden, accessible to the public, patients and staff, allows for respite from the stresses of the healthcare experience while providing unmatched views of San Francisco. At the centre of the building, two courtyards allow light to penetrate into the centre of the building and provide an interior focus and wayfinding element for the building. Again, the public art is integrated with the design through the use of glass panels onto which the artists have placed their work providing a distinct character for each floor. Having achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the ZSFGH has set a new standard for green technology and building practices on the San Francisco General Hospital Campus. To meet this sustainability goal, FCA developed integrated building systems that influence all aspects of the building’s design, construction, and operation. The ZSFGH features an energy-efficient approach to climate control that utilizes high-efficiency air handling units and building controls. Water saving technology helps reduce usage by over 30 percent. In addition to the ample natural light provided by glass atrium and the exterior windows, the building’s main corridors, patient rooms, and offices are situated around two adjacent courtyards to minimize the use of artificial lighting. FCA’s design philosophy dictates that all undertaken projects are to be functionally feasible, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The firm’s highly acclaimed designs not only satisfy each client, but also affect people’s lives, the environment, and the surrounding community in a positive way. The two business partners, having achieved dramatic success across three decades of experience in their respective field, are making leaping strides in contributing to the ongoing development of San Francisco and the surrounding area, both now and well into the future. Company: Fong & Chan Architects Email: [email protected] Phone: +44 415-931-8600 Web Address: Address: 1361 Bush Street, San Francisco California, 94109