Originally built in 1968, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, CA, completed a $120 million master plan expansion program that includes a 200,000-square-foot, three-story and basement addition. It also gave the hospital a new main entrance that solidified its identity as the region’s leading healthcare provider. To convey a feeling of quality and permanence, the exterior of the new entrance features Morning Glory sandstone from India, which was supplied by Southland Stone of North Hollywood, CA.
The architecture firm responsible for the expansion design was Haynes + Oakley of Sierra Madre, CA, which specializes in healthcare projects. “Enhancing the Medical Center’s Image as the area’s premier medical facility, the project features a new main entrance and three-story signature lobby as well as an Outpatient Mall that offers direct access to all Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Services,” explained a statement from Haynes + Oakley.
The stone was installed by American Tile & Brick Veneer of Signal Hill, CA. Because the sandstone was used in a standard tile format, the installers were able to use the “adhered veneer” method to set the stone on the exterior - without mechanical anchoring. American Tile & Brick also used this method for another high-profile exterior project in California, the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at The University of California at Davis, as well as other applications.
Sidebar: Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center (expansion)Thousand Oaks, CA
Architect: Haynes + Oakley, Sierra Madre, CA
Stone Supplier: Southland Stone, North Hollywood, CA
Stone Installer: American Tile & Brick Veneer, Signal Hill, CA