Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital Catheterization Lab

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLK) is a non-profit hospital located in the Willowbrook community of Los Angeles, California. The hospital was established in 2015 to serve the healthcare needs of residents in South Los Angeles, a historically underserved and medically disenfranchised area. MLK provides a range of services, including emergency care, inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, women’s health, mental health, and specialty services.

Coffman served as the mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering teams for the remodel of an existing storage space into a new catheterization laboratory in the basement area of MLK. The design involved reclassifying the space to incorporate new catheterization equipment into the room. The HVAC system was revised to increase air changes in the space and maintain the required pressure relationship between adjacent spaces. New humidification was added to meet space requirements. The plumbing scope included the tie-in to the existing medical gas infrastructure as well as the addition of new scrub sinks and relocation of domestic water, waste, and ventilation systems. The structural scope involved seismic support and anchorage of several pieces of equipment, including patient tables, surgical lights, spring arm, C-arc stand, and supporting electrical equipment cabinets. The C-arc stand support included the design of a lower unistrut ceiling rail grid system and upper steel wide flange beams to interface with the existing wide flange beams above.


  • Healthcare


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering