French Hospital Copeland Pavilion

San Luis Obispo, CA

Dignity Health and Studio Design Group Architects

The Pavilion, opened in November 2015, provides the community with the most advanced health care research facilities and education resources, free of charge. The three-story, 18,000 square foot Pavilion includes two classrooms, a boardroom, and two full-size simulated hospital patient rooms for training medical professionals. The Pavilion also includes an auditorium with floor-to-ceiling windows that can accommodate up to 214 people and is available for local nonprofit organizations to use. As a hub for health care education, the Pavilion provides a variety of preventive health education classes to the community through a new Community Wellness Program, free of charge.

Site amenities and features include an outdoor patio with colored concrete paving, a water feature with planter surrounding, canopy shade structures, site furnishings (benches, tables, trash containers), low-voltage lighting, potted planters, and bicycle racks, and a pedestrian‐oriented entry court with decorative landscaping, ornamental shade trees, and colorful pavement patterns. All irrigated areas use point-source drip.