San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center | John A. and Susan Sobrato Pavilion


Structural Engineering


550,000 sf

Key Info

-Silicon Valley's largest and busiest hospital -Designed to meet LEED Gold standards


The hospital was part of a plan to replace 272 licensed beds housed in buildings that fail to meet State of California seismic requirements. The new hospital accommodates 197 intensive care beds, general acute care and rehabilitation beds, and support functions. The project used Building Information Modeling for greater efficiency in the design and construction process and was designed to meet LEED Gold standards. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural engineering services.The Sobrato Pavilion’s new Aquatic Therapy Center will feature a large pool for physical rehabilitation, brain trauma and spinal cord injury patients. The pool facility will overlook Independence Plaza Gardens.


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.