Long Beach Memorial
Todd Cancer Pavilion

Long Beach, California

Size / Construction Cost:    64,000 Square Feet | $30M

MHP Services:                      Structural Design

Project Status:                      Completed 2013


The Todd Cancer Pavilion at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center consolidates cancer services in a patient-centered healing environment. The new three-story structure presented structural challenges due to the additions proximity to an existing adjacent four-story building. The new building is a steel-framed structure utilizing special moment-resisting frames for lateral resistance. Through detailed computer modeling, MHP aligned the lateral stiffness of the new and existing structures, thus avoiding the need for a seismic joint between buildings.