Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Oceanside, California
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Oceanside, California

Reassurance. Confidence. A hospital on a naval base does more than just treat injuries or illnesses. For families, it provides the reassurance that their loved ones will be well. And for a sailor in the United States Navy, a hospital can provide the confidence needed to perform his responsibilities on the sea and during wartime.

The $394 million Naval Hospital Replacement project at Camp Pendleton is one of the largest Recovery Act projects within the Department of Defense, and plays a critical role for the support and care for local military families in the Camp Pendleton area. The primary project goal is to create an appropriately sized facility that will accommodate efficient staff and patient operations to provide modern, safe and effective medical care for the region’s military population and their beneficiaries. Located on a 70-acre site in southern California, the hospital was designed and constructed to comply with California’s seismic safety standards. The design-build facility will also showcase numerous innovative sustainable features in order to achieve LEED Gold certification.


The Vision

The HKS | Clark/McCarthy team promoted a collaborative delivery approach during design and construction of the project. This approach was built upon each team member understanding their responsibilities and then promoting an organization built on trust and respect. The HKS | Clark/McCarthy team implemented an approach which included:

  • Respect for the bridging design and compliance with codes and standards
  • Collaborative and transparent working relationship with NAVFAC and their designers
  • Dedicated design and construction teams with relevant specialized project experience
  • Establishing and maintaining design approval milestones
  • Constructability reviews throughout the design process
  • Early subcontractor involvement to enhance overall design and value of BIM Model
  • Fast Track design to support the overall project schedule
  • Co-location of design and construction teams at the HRCP site for increased collaboration
  • Design completion within the parameters of the baseline budget
  • Validation/reconciliation with the DoD design guide plates
  • Facilitation of the flow of project knowledge among team members
  • Sustainable guidelines supporting the highest achievable level of LEED Certification

The Approach

HKS reviewed all field revisions to ensure that the integrity of the clinical design was not compromised and retained final decision-making authority. HKS was the constructor’s partner in the field, to institute cost-effective, quality solutions to issues arising during construction. Whether addressing incorporation of necessary clinical design revisions or addressing field conflicts, HKS and consultants worked with the construction superintendent and the field teams to put forward constructible designs and solutions.