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A Commitment to Nature is a Commitment to Wellness. Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Buildings Best Viewed Horizontally Best Viewed Horizontally
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Buildings

    Largo, Maryland

    Reflecting Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to wellness and environmental responsibility, Mahan Rykiel prepared landscape plans for two medical office buildings in Maryland with a focus on the experience of patients, staff and visitors.

    Expansion of the 14.7-acre Largo campus includes an addition to the existing medical center and a new parking garage. MRA’s landscape design focuses on providing access to nature, both physically and visually. The plan incorporates  a walking path around the site that connects  to local pedestrian circulation and natural woodland. Additional elements include: flow-through planters that provide visual interest and improve water quality; a cistern that harvests runoff from the parking garage and recycles it  for irrigation; a courtyard serving as an area of respite; bio-filtration plantings; space for a weekly farmer’s market; and native plantings for minimal maintenance.

    The 37-acre Gaithersburg campus renovation includes similar elements. A walking path winds through an existing meadow and provides pedestrian connections to the adjacent neighborhood. A future construction phase will incorporate a healing garden and labyrinth.