Loma Linda University Social Action Corps Health Systems — San Bernardino, CA
Cherry Veneer with Clear Finish
SKU(s):6616-24, 2114-3, 1414-6
Located in a city plagued by gang problems and a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the Loma Linda University Health and Educational Center in San Bernardino, Calif., “represents the first step to rebuilding hope and reviving the community,” says a video about the facility’s grand opening.
From the entry portico and through the interior hallways, the use of wood “creates a grand gesture of warmth and welcome to all,” says Tatyana Lemon, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Associate at Boulder Associates Architects, Boulder, Colo.
The lobby features a vaulted, FSC cherry-veneered, panelized linear wood wave ceiling and matching curved box beams. The curved box beams are decorative, designed by the architect to look like joists. The box beams and linear wood wave ceilings fit snugly together, though they are suspended independently. “This is engineering we have never done before,” says 9Wood Project Manager Brad Leonard.
The project includes eight vaulted ceilings in hallways on two floors and several wood grille wall panels, which had to be specially fabricated, finished and attached. The center’s vegetarian restaurant features a ceiling made of 2-foot by 2-foot cubes. 9Wood created a special dovetail joint to create the large, open cubes. The exterior tongue-and-groove wood ceilings matches the cherry wood color of the interiors.
In all, Loma Linda University Health and Educational Center features seven different wood ceilings.
Ideal for clouds, this all-wood cube delivers the commanding look of angles and depth without a T-Bar.
Stunning results, seismic compliance and straightforward installation.
A seismically compliant system with classic character, it’s ideal for designs with deep members.
Boulder Associates, Irvine, California
Elljay Acoustics, Placentia, California
2018 CISCA Award of Excellence (Gold, West Region, Healthcare)