Alfa Surgery Center
The 6,000 square-foot Alfa Surgery Center is designed to provide patients with a contemporary, yet warm and friendly atmosphere for their medical procedure visits. This facility provides a large naturally-lit reception area, admitting area, two state-of-the-art procedure rooms, pre-op/recovery suite, and all of the requisite back-of-house functions.Particular care was taken to provide a large amount of natural lighting and warm materials in the pre-op/recovery suite, to ease any trepidation of the patients and their families.
Special attention was also given to the discharge area to provide a pleasant lounge-like atmosphere for patients while they await their transportation back home. While the building takes on a contemporary tone, it utilizes softer, more familiar architectural articulation such as gabled roofs, arches, and stone finishes.
California State University San Marcos – Service Building
Matalon Architecture & Planning was retained by California State University San Marcos to develop a phased remodel and expansion to its existing University Services Building (USB).
The project will consolidate and expand all three departments of the Facilities Development and Management Division of the University (Facilities Development, Planning Design and Construction, and Facilities Services), which are currently located in separate locations throughout the San Marcos campus.
The resultant plan is the phased renovation/remodeling of the existing18,000 sf. USB, while adding a new 3,920 sf. Training/Plan Room building and a new 12,275 sf. Warehousing/Auto Shop building to the complex. Reorganization and repaving of the existing operations yard as well as expanding of the front parking lot are also included in the plan.
Morena Pump Station
Matalon Architecture & Planning worked as a sub-consultant to AECOM in developing this critically needed facility for the City of San Diego. The project involves the design of a new Screening Building, Pump Structure, Electrical Building, and a Maintenance Building. Put on a tight schedule due to other components of the overall “toilet to tap”, the team is currently on schedule for completion of construction documents.
San Diego Blood Bank
This new 5,000 square foot donor center provides the San Diego Blood Bank with increased operations for the East County; providing twelve drawing stations, a large components lab, an expansive waiting and refreshment area, as well as the requisite administrative and supportive services.
Matalon Architecture & Planning was charged to design and execute this new center for the San Diego Blood Bank within a very short schedule and restricted budget. Both the budget and the schedule were met.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
Matalon Architecture & Planning was retained by San Diego State University to create a master plan for expanding its International Student Center complex.
The resultant three new buildings shall house a new international library, mentoring offices and lounge structure, and a central conferencing facility. The master plan collects the existing building and three new buildings around a central outdoor courtyard, which is designed as a large-scaled international atlas. The courtyard is intended to foster interaction among the international students who shall be using the services within the buildings.
Temple Adat Shalom
The congregation of Temple Adat Shalom, in Poway, retained Matalon Architecture & Planning to master plan the expansion of their existing facilities. The resultant master plan calls for 25,000 square foot of new spaces, including a new sanctuary, a new administrative wing, and an expansion to the temple’s existing school. Outdoor spaces such as a fellowship terrace and outdoor chapel take advantage of the mild climate, and afford the congregation alternate levels of interaction and socialization.
Sheriff Substation – Valley Center
This new 6,000 square foot facility houses the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s operations in the northeastern portion of the county. Components include holding cells, interviewing areas, report writing, evidence storage, an armory, briefing facilities, general offices, shower/locker rooms and other support areas.
The project was designed to take on the rustic architectural feel of the overall Valley Center area, and was warmly embraced by the community’s Design Review Board. Inside, the general office area is highlighted by a vaulted clerestory volume, which provides natural north light into the interiors, while creating interest in the overall massing of the building. A trellised arcade helps to break the scale of the building down to a more humane level at the entry.