City of Hope Administration Office Building


City of Hope


Construction cost:
 $51 million

Completion date:
Spring 2020

Project size:
108,804 SF
4 stories

City of Hope Administration Office Building


The Administrative Office Building was designed to consolidate staff from several dispersed locations on the City of Hope Main Campus. The building is limited to office and administrative functions that support the Medical Center, but will not provide any direct patient care. The building has an open air office, administrative and collaboration spaces, meeting rooms along with private and executive offices which are located around the perimeter of building. Walter P Moore’s integrated team provided structural engineering, enclosure engineering and whole building life cycle analysis.

City of Hope pushed the building to the boundaries of the site in order to use as much of the available space on their campus as possible. This resulted in a curving, tapered building, the interior curve of which faces the rest of the campus. The main architectural features of the building—cast-in-place exterior stairs and a steel/aluminum mesh sun screen—are along this interior curve. Our specialty enclosure engineers worked closely with the architect to define the geometry of each element to ensure they would be straightforward to fabricate and install while maintaining the design intent. Our sustainability specialists worked closely with the concrete sub-contractor to develop bespoke concrete mixes in order to reduce overall carbon emissions. For this project, we found that importing superior aggregate from British Columbia and using supplemental cementitious materials to replace a portion of the Portland Cement the team was able to maintain construction schedule but reduce the embodied carbon of the structure by over 2.8 million pounds of CO2e.