Project Essentials

  • LocationMonterey, CA
  • ClientOhana Montage Health
  • ArchitectNBBJ
  • Area60,000 ft² (5,600 m²)
  • BudgetUS$65 million

Inspired by the meaning of ‘Ohana’ in Hawaiian culture, the design concept replicates the bond between family as well as the cooperation and remembrance of one another, bringing a space of natural warmth, healing, and safety.

This three-story mass timber and steel hybrid health facility comes with residential care areas, offices, and therapy support spaces. Softly curving one-story structures seamlessly connect an outpatient clinic and program with a 16-bed residential program and accompanying amenities. Mass timber is used for the primary framing, establishing a balance between structural function and beauty. Exposed interior timber finishing emulates the oak trees surrounding the facility on this 10-acre site while simultaneously, expansive glazing extends people’s connections with the outdoors.

Ohana is one of the largest healthcare buildings to use cross-laminated timber (CLT), a material traditionally reserved for commercial projects. The center’s façade was designed with prefabricated modularity at the forefront for a lighter touch on-site.

This new facility is a commitment to its Monterey community – bringing together a safe environment to address adolescent behaviour and mental health issues through the principles set forth by the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Construction images: November 2022 onwards