San Francisco General Hospital, Learning Center / Simulation Laboratory
San Francisco, California
The learning Center is a ground breaking new way to deliver simulation training programs and didactic educational programs as a part of the Hospital’s training and continuing education system.
In a series of interactive, interdisciplinary design sessions with the SF Department of Public Works, SFGH Facilities Management, and Learning Center senior leadership, AckerleyLDA quickly developed a design that would minimize construction time and disruption to other building tenants, while managing project cost.
ALDA turned the downsides of working in an existing infrastructure into opportunities by making them part of the design.
A once constricted hallway was opened up to borrow light from a new, glass walled office. Bold color was used to lead visitors to their classes.
The Learning Center was completed in early 2012, turning around this project from concept to full use in about one year.