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The interior designers at Polytech Associates combine color, materials, furniture, art and their design sense to create healing, positive environments for healthcare delivery systems. Research supports the notion that well-designed environments can play a significant role in enhancing the experience for patients, caregivers, and visitors. Positive impressions of the provider organization can be realized through thoughtful and welldesigned interiors. Over the last twenty-four years, the interior designers at Polytech have been successfully creating healthcare interior environments for well-established healthcare organizations, as well as in collaboration with numerous healthcare Architects. We partner with our clients to provide interior architecture and design solutions that respond not only to contemporary aesthetic expectations, but to address the business realities of efficient planning, sustainability, budget affordability, and staff satisfaction and safety. Polytech assists Architects and Owners with a full range of interior design services ranging from a simple color scheme for a remodel, to detailed functional programming and medical planning, to full building Interior design, furniture selection and specification programs. Our core commitment is to provide our clients with finished projects that empower healthcare providers to do their best work. Our Interiors Group is currently ranked nationally, as published in Interior Design’s Healthcare Giants.


South of Market Health Center (SMHC) is a nonprofit community clinic providing quality healthcare to under-served members of this San Francisco neighborhood. Executive director, Charles Range leads SMHC with the philosophy that all people deserve the same high level of health care and set his vision to build a community clinic that elevates the health care delivery experience for all; patient, caregiver and staff. Polytech Associates partnered with SMHC to bring their egalitarian vision to reality. The design program for the 20,000 sf clinic combines modern, clean lines with a light color palette, rich textures, natural materials and an open space plan that allows natural light to penetrate the space. Each of these design elements was selected to lend comfort and calm to the building. The flexible plan and room size allows SMHC to increase the number of patients and services they provide while minimizing costly renovations.

345 CALIFORNIA STREET, WATSON WYATT WORLDWIDE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Polytech Associates collaborated with OPX on the design of global human resource manager Watson Wyatt Worldwide’s San Francisco office. The two floors feature an open space plan and collaborative and individual workstations. Conference rooms featuring streaming video capabilities. Work spaces for traveling employees and visitors are deployed throughout the plan. Watson Wyatt’s identity is showcased through the furniture and finishes selection, carpet patterns, and logo-based imagery. Polytech provided construction documentation and construction administration while OPX developed the overall design.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide 14th Floor Plan

Watson Wyatt Worldwide 15th Floor Plan

235 PINE STREET, 17TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Polytech Associates is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm in San Francisco, CA. At the expiration of their lease in 2011, the firm’s leadership determined that a larger office was necessary in order to support the firm’s growing project load. Polytech created a series of test-fits for each space under consideration, identifying the 17th Floor at 235 Pine Street as the candidate that would provide the space needed currently, and would allow the firm to continue to grow its staff over the next ten years. Polytech’s design staff developed the interior architecture and interior design program for the approximately 7,800 sf tenant improvement program.

235 Pine Street, 17th Floor, Final Floor Plan

1800 HARRISON STREET, REGIONAL OFFICES OAKLAND, CA Polytech Associates was selected to provide the lobby redesign for a major healthcare provider’s regional offices as part of their effort to elevate security. The 600,000 sf, twenty-five story building located at 1800 Harrison Street in Oakland, CA includes four levels of parking. Polytech was responsible for designing upgrades to elevator cars, a new bronze and granite lobby security console, and code survey. Specified materials are architecturally integrated, and keep with the timeless look of the building lobby. The stone floor surrounding the original security console was carefully removed and reused in the new configuration.


Polytech Associates provided full interior architectural services for an upgrades program at a Petaluma Medical Office Building. The 30,000 sf project spans two adjacent medical office buildings and includes renovations and ergonomic upgrades to the reception and nursing stations and renovations to examination rooms, conference, Administration and Provider offices. Our scope of work also included finishes upgrades, furniture replacement, treatment of interior glazing, ceilings, and casework. Lighting upgrades occurred throughout for energy efficiency and aesthetics. Our design team worked with facility administrators and staff and the in-house construction team to develop a phased construction plan, allowing adjacent areas to remain fully functional during construction. Design and construction were completed across multiple phases over the course of one year.

HOMELESS DOMICILIARY + EMERGENCY ANNEX, VA MENLO PARK MENLO PARK, CA The 95-acre VA Menlo Park Campus is one of the VA’s largest campuses, specializing in providing mental health services and outpatient rehabilitation programs. The verdant campus was home to a domiciliary that treats homeless and substance-dependent veterans with the goal of returning them to optimal independent living. This function has relocated to new quarters on the VA Palo Alto campus. Building 349 will house the outpatient psychiatric programs, and its expansion will provide much-needed space to the program’s growing services. Polytech Associates is providing programming, architecture, and interior architecture services for the renovation of the facility. Offices will include open and private spaces for nurses, therapists, and physicians, additional conference areas, private consultation rooms, and examination rooms. The new Emergency Annex will house the Police operations, and will include offices, holding, armory, conference/training areas, registration, and staff support spaces. Blast protection is necessary for this mission critical facility.

Site Plan

Schematic Drawings

COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER, VA FRESNO CAMPUS FRESNO, CA Polytech Associates is currently providing programming, architecture, and interior architecture services for the expansion of the Community Living Center (CLC) at the VA Fresno Campus. This project will be completed in four phases. Phase 1 will provide twenty-two new private rooms with full bathrooms for each patient. Patient areas will be fully accessible to patients regardless of mobility. This decanting of patient rooms will provide the ‘empty chair� needed to continue the renovation of the existing facility. 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 sixty bed facility will offer, palliative care and hospice, patient lifts, centralized dining and recreation areas, and improved spaces for physicians, nurses, staff, medication rooms, and public restrooms. Interior finishes were selected to provide a homelike environment with references to natural materials such as wood and stone. Color schemes are full spectrum to accommodate personal preferences of staff and residents. Each resident room has a built in window seat and display shelves for personalization.

MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING LOBBY RENOVATIONS HAYWARD, CA AND FREMONT, CA Polytech Associates was asked to upgrade the lobby of this Medical Office Building to reflect the owner’s current brand strategy following their corporate standards for finishes, materials and furnishings to create a warm, timeless approachable, welcoming less institutional environment.

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

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

T 415 397 3117 F 415 397 1517

Carl A. Scholz Principal/Architect

Robert J. Schafgans Principal/Director of Information Technology

Marielle Neri Director of Business Development

Photography: pmstructure photography

Renderings: Polytech Associates

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