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Case Study: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH)Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) replacement project includes 330-bed state-of-art Level II trauma and health center of new clinical and renovated space. The guiding principle for planning and design of the new SBCH facility is to "Guarantee the Best Possible Hospital for Future Generations on the Southwest Coast. Great attention has been given to achieve an environmentally and community friendly design. Structures maintain the Spanish Colonial Revival Style for which Santa Barbara is known.


Owner: Cottage Health System 'Green Building' characteristics such as improved traffic circulation and futuristic waste management are planned. Processes and/or equipment were considered for all departments generate the least possible waste. A waste management program was developed and integrated into the City of Santa Barbara's citywide recycling program planning. Planning ensures compliance with the State of California Senate Bill 1953 new seismic regulations by 2008.
Design Architect: Lee Burkhardt Liu, Inc.
Total Building Area: 472,000 qsf. new,
240,000 qsf. renovated,
Construction Cost: $303,600,000
Projected Completion: December 2012
The Schachinger Group
(TSG) Planning and Design Services
Vertical and Horizontal Transport
Pneumatic Tube
Food and Nutrition Services
Waste Management
Central Sterile Processing
Awards: Citation of Merit -
Healthcare Design Magazine

Patient dining and food and beverage facilities for visitors, physicians, and staff have been designed to compliment the culinary expertise of the SBCH professional chef's. Materials handling, vertical and horizontal transport systems; elevators, pneumatic tubes, docks and central sterile processing areas will maximize staff efficiencies in support of patient care and other functions.