Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center

The Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center was originally constructed in the 1980s and has since undergone several renovations and expansions. To meet the growing demand for healthcare services in the region and to provide patients with access to the latest medical technologies and facilities, Kaiser Permanente announced plans for a major expansion of the Riverside Medical Center. The expansion included the construction of a new five-story, 288,000 sf building, which houses a range of medical services, including primary care, specialty care, urgent care, and a pharmacy. The building also included a state-of-the-art imaging center and a new laboratory.

In addition to the new building, the expansion also included the renovation of existing facilities, such as the emergency department, labor and delivery, and the neonatal intensive care unit. All in all, the expansion added 152 new beds. The project also added a new 1,200-car parking structure, landscaping, and other site improvements.

Coffman served as the fire protection engineer for the hospital bed tower addition to the existing medical center. Coffman developed the fire/life safety code compliance approach and prepared the hazardous material inventory and report for the integration of the new hospital building with the existing hospital. Coffman established the performance criteria for the HVAC isolation strategy to satisfy the Owner’s requirements and worked with the MEP design team on the implementation of this strategy.

Renderings courtesy of CO Architects


  • Healthcare


  • Fire Protection Engineering