San Leandro, CA

Kaiser Permanente | Medical Center San Leandro


Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


425,000 sf hospital 273,000 sf hospital support building

Key Info

-97% recycled site materials-Winner of ENR Best Projects of 2014, Award of Merit - Healthcar


The new Medical Center campus includes a six-story, 425,000 sf hospital with 264 acute care beds—all private rooms—10 operating rooms, 24-hour emergency services with 40 treatment rooms and a newborn intensive care nursery. The project also included a new 273,000 sf four-story Hospital Support Building connected to the hospital and a new central utility plant. Project delivery used Building Information Modeling from schematic design. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural engineering services.

Ann Roche

SE/Project Manager

Ann is the principal structural engineer of the Seismic Upgrade and Renovation project at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland campus. Phase 1 of the 10-year master plan is currently in design and construction. Ann considers it a privilege to have worked with this client since 1998.

Ann has recently worked on K-12 schools in the Bay Area. She was principal structural engineer for the Marin Country Day School expansion, which includes performing arts and "maker" facilities for the private school students. She also worked on the Richmond High School campus where her goal was to support the architect and owner in realizing their vision for the campus.

Originally trained as an artist, Ann has always been interested in making things. Her interest in structural engineering began while watching high-rise construction and deconstruction during her lunch hour walks in downtown San Francisco.


Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.