Merrithew Memorial Hospital - Public Health and clinical laboratory


This project included the construction of a new stand-alone, two-story laboratory building with a rooftop mechanical penthouse and ground floor mechanical shed at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California.  The new building will house the County Public Health Laboratory and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (MMH) Clinical laboratory, pathology laboratory, morgue, and autopsy.

This project involved complex utilities to tie in to the existing hospital work. Because the project contains the required hospital laboratory component, it falls under OSHPD jurisdiction. Due to the tight and hilly site, the project also required an extensive amount of site work to accommodate parking and loading area. Because of the proximity of the building and visibility to the existing hospital patient room, this project aims to provide a sense of separation by creating a serene landscape courtyard. The massing was carefully designed to screen the view of the loading zone.



Contra Costa County, California


Completed 2001


18,500 gross square feet


Interior Design
Construction Management

Project Features

Pathology Laboratory
Clinical Laboratory


$6.8 Million