A 1964 building has been remodeled to create a new surgical and rehabilitation center to help patients with pain management in Long Beach, California.
M. Grisafe Architect and Patterson Construction Group were selected to convert the old building into a modern facility, complete with two operating rooms and a physical therapy room. The interior features a spa-like design that incorporates rustic elements.
“On this particular project, as it evolved, the realities of the aging building became very apparent. Instead of approaching them as many construction teams might—ignoring potential utility and infrastructure issues and making only minor repairs where they were found—we brought the issues to the attention of the owners and encouraged them to bring the building up to modern standards,” said Mark Grisafe, owner of M. Grisafe Architects.
According to Grisafe, the end result is much more than a remodeled building—it is a completely revitalized space, with new electrical and sewer lines, drywall, and a reinforced roof.