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FIRM PROFILE Polytech Associates Inc. is a woman-owned Architecture, Planning, and Interior Design firm based in San Francisco. We provide comprehensive and sustainable design services for Healthcare, Government, Institutional, Commercial and Sports facilities. Our firm was established in 1986 and is based on a collaborative approach to practice in which our working Principals develop strategic partnerships with our clients in order to achieve the visions and goals of their projects. We strive to understand the project from all perspectives, client, user, design team, and contractor. This process begins by actively listening, identifying the unique goals, developing design criteria and establishing budget and schedule constraints. We remain deeply committed to providing our clients with a successful project from the design process through construction, project closeout and occupancy. The San Francisco Business Times ranks Polytech Associates among the Largest Architecture Firms in the Bay Area. Our Interiors Group is currently ranked nationally, as published in Interior Design’s Healthcare Giants.

Veterans Administration HOMELESSness resource center and EMERGENCY ANNEX MENLO PARK, CA

The 95-acre VA Menlo Park Campus is one of the VA’s largest, specializing in providing mental health services, long-term care and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Polytech Associates is designing a new, 4,400 sf Emergency Annex at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Menlo Park Campus. The facility will house the Police Department, and will include offices, conference/training areas, registration, and staff support spaces. VA Menlo Park is also home to a domiciliary unit providing patient programs that treat homeless and substance-dependent veterans with the goal of returning them to optimal independent living. Our design team is renovating an existing 15,400 sf building into the Outpatient Behavioral Health Center, which provides spaces for outpatient psychiatric programs, open and private spaces for nurses, therapists, and physicians, conference areas, consultation rooms, and examination rooms.


Polytech Associates is currently providing programming, architecture, and interior architecture services for the renovation and expansion of the Community Living Center (CLC) at the VA Fresno Campus. The expansion will create the space necessary to provide a patient-centered care environment, transitioning the CLC into a more home-like and less institutionalized space. Once complete, the 60-bed facility will offer a private bedroom and bathroom for each veteran resident, palliative care and hospice, patient lifts, centralized dining and recreation areas, and expanded offices for physicians and nurses, medication rooms, and public restrooms.


South of Market Health Center (SMHC) is a nonprofit community clinic providing quality healthcare to under-served members of this San Francisco neighborhood. Accepting the position of Executive Director in 1990, Charles Range has led SMHC with the philosophy that all people deserve the same high level of health care. With the support of key community stakeholders, Mr. Range set his vision to construct a new community clinic that elevates the health care delivery experience for all: patient, caregiver and staff member. Mr. Range believes that a calming, functional environment, state-of-the-art equipment and organizational tools, and talented staff are fundamental to providing top quality health care. These elements create a healing, positive experience, strengthen the patient/caregiver relationship, which ultimately leads to desired outcomes. Polytech Associates partnered with SMHC to bring their vision to reality. The design program for the 20,000 sf clinic combines modern, clean lines with a light color palette, rich textures, and an open space plan that allows natural light to punctuate the space. Each of these design elements was carefully selected, and lend an element of comfort and calm to the building. The open plan allows SMHC the flexibility to increase the number of patients and services they provide. The new space will include a full-service patient and community pharmacy, and treatment spaces for women’s and children’s services, health education, adult medicine, and urgent care. Polytech Associates, in association with Paulett Taggart Architects, has begun work on LoPrest, the renovation program for South of Market Health Center’s former space at 551-555 Minna Street. The new building will provide expanded space for a behavioral health services clinic and associated administrative spaces.

Angiography Suite, pacific campus California Pacific Medical Center SAN FRANCISCO, CA Polytech Associates provided an equipment replacement and room remodel for the Angiography Suite at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific Campus. The new equipment delivers images digitally. Our Interiors group worked with CPMC to ensure that finishes blended harmoniously with the adjacent department. Natural wood contrasting with cool wall finishes contributes to a calm environment. Project Features • Equipment replacement and room remodel with finishes upgrade • Office of Statewide Planning and Development (OSHPD) review and approval • Careful construction coordination allowed adjacent services to remain operational with no unplanned delays • Designed to meet LEED Silver standards

fluoroscopy suite, daviEs campus California Pacific Medical Center SAN FRANCISCO, CA Polytech Associates provided an equipment replacement and room remodel for the Fluoroscopy Suite at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific Campus. The new equipment introduces enhanced imaging capabilities. Our Interiors group coordinated with CPMC to introduce references to nature in the finishes and ceiling image to forge a calm and reassuring ambience. Project Features • Equipment replacement and room remodel with finishes upgrade • Office of Statewide Planning and Development (OSHPD) review and approval • Phased construction allowing adjacent departments to remain fully operational • Designed to meet LEED Silver standards

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SUITE FREMONT, CA Polytech Associates is currently providing full design services for an equipment replacement program for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite at a major healthcare provider’s medical center in Fremont, CA. The new, open MRI gives increased comfort levels during the procedure. Our design program also features LED lighted panels on the ceiling and adjacent wall with a photographic nature image. This will create a calming, supportive environment to mitigate the often stressful procedure. Finishes referencing natural materials are deployed to delineate the patient and staff zones in the room.

home intravenous pharmacy BERKELEY, CA Polytech Associates provided full pharmacy planning, architectural and interior design services for the remodel of a 3,800 sf first floor warehouse into a home intravenous pharmacy in Berkeley, CA. This facility provides IV therapies for self treatment in the comfort of the patients’ homes. Development of Interior finishes and furnishings focused on mitigating the effects of a nearly windowless space. Strategically located Interior glazing captures and shares available natural light and exterior views with pharmacy staff and provides needed orientation to time of day and weather. Project Features • Planning, interior architecture and interior design • Features individual spaces for Administration, compounding, assembly, storage and shipping/receiving giving these departments a more efficient work environment • Provide optimum working conditions in a nearly windowless space • Designed to LEED Silver Standards


Polytech Associates developed a full renovation program integrating new Interventional Radiology equipment into an existing Operating Room (I.R.O.R.) at a hospital in San Francisco. The new IROR is the first one of its kind in this particular healthcare delivery system. Interior finishes were selected to delineate zones within the space. These include the sterile zone around the table, the equipment zone and circulation. Colors were selected to contrast with instruments to facilitate counting and minimize lost or misplaced items. The project was designed to meet LEED Silver specifications. Project Features • Full renovation program for hybrid Operating Room • Equipment combines conventional capabilities with endovascular imaging, better serving the needs of vascular surgeons and their patients • Careful coordination between Siemens and Berchtold ensured retention of a sterile environment • Construction access from a non sterile corridor allowed surrounding Operating Room to remain functional during construction • Limited Space necessitated innovative equipment orientation


Our design team is providing medical planning and interior design for the Replacement Hospital and full architectural design services for the Central Utility Plant for a major healthcare organization. Replacement Hospital Our design team worked closely with the client and end users to integrate the interior design and furniture selection for CT Scanner and clinical technology areas, Physical Medicine, Inpatient Neuro CCU, Acute Care and Interventional Radiology, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Health Information Management departments into the new, 280,665 gsf hospital, which is being designed by HOK San Francisco. Central Utility Plant Polytech Associates is serving as Architect-of-Record for the 16,000 sf Central Utility Plant, which will supply all utilities to the new hospital and house the Facilities Services Department. The site area for the building is restricted by the adjacent access roadway, new replacement hospital and adjacent office building and parking garage. The restricted site required a modification of client standards, reduction of the building area and a two-story design. The exterior of the building uses an insulated metal panel and glazing system with a metal rooftop screen for mechanical equipment. The exterior materials, colors and details were required to be compatible with the new hospital and accommodated the Redwood City Design Review requirements within the client’s cost model. Relevant Project Features • Central Utility Plant: Architect-of-Record for 16,000 sf facility • Replacement Hospital: Furniture, finishes, and equipment coordination for 280,665 gsf hospital • Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit

Conceptual overall site

Conceptual Renderings-Farmers Market


Humani is a nonprofit organization that is developing a self-sustaining community in Ethiopia. Young mothers suffering from HIV/AIDS and their children will be given medical assistance, professional training, and employment opportunities in a safe environment. A school is being incorporated into the master plan, giving the young mothers access to an education that will allow them to develop marketable skills. The organization is currently negotiating with the Ethiopian government for the 300 acres of land that will be necessary to build the compound. The plan includes small groups of buildings that will house the numerous functions within a fenced master compound. On-site utilities will be designed for conservation, with the goal of developing a net-zero community. Relevant Project Features • Developer: Humani, Inc. • Small groups of buildings will house the numerous functions within a fenced master compound set on 300 acres • Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit

Initial concept

FOR MORE INFORMATION Polytech Associates Inc. 235 Pine Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Mehrnoush Arsanjani, AIA Managing Principal

Richard J. Graziano, Associate AIA Principal/Studio Director

Lloyd A. Bush, CID, LEED AP Principal/Director of Interior Design

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Carl A. Scholz Principal/Architect

Robert J. Schafgans Principal/Director of Information Technology

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Renderings: Polytech Associates

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