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Healthcare Client Headquarters Master Planning and Visioning

Donor Network West Exterior Street View

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Dublin, California


450,000 SF


Master Planning

Prioritizing a peaceful environment for organ and tissue donors, recipients, and their families.

The client engaged Corgan to aid in setting the stage for their next step in the growth of their organization, which facilitates organ and tissue donation and research. Walking through visioning and preliminary master planning, the vision for their new headquarters found its home in a 7.7‑acre site.

With separate points of access planned, staff and visitors are welcomed by lush, green landscaping that serves as a visual buffer from the street. This emphasis on providing reprieve from the bustling streets is woven throughout the campus, with gardens, walking paths, and courtyards offering respite to visitors.

Donor Network West Site Aerial
master plan

A headquarters that ideally balances flow in, off, and within the site.

The master plan includes family and visitor lobbies and waiting rooms, medical rooms for staff and donors, entry and service zones for ambulances, and designated plots for future expansion.

Weaving a tapestry

When visiting the client's existing campus during the visioning session, a collection of quilts were on display. Donated by the families of donors, these quilts host a history of the families' past while being displayed proudly for the future. The symbology of quilting is outstandingly similar to the efforts of the client in the community — connecting donors to recipients in a network of threads, weaving together a community tapestry. This medium of tapestry and stitching was sewn into the design of the facility, taking inspiration from the crossing of threads and patchwork of quilts.

Donor Network West Exterior

The large, cantilevered overhangs reach out to receive families (to the south) and VIPs (to the north). Nestled adjacent to the main entry, the community room spreads out it’s canopies like the fringe of a quilt block, waiting to be woven into the main facility. The remaining negative space protects an internal donor garden, while a second donor garden sits proud at the center of the property’s intersection. The concept of quilting continues throughout the site; the closer you are to the facility, the tighter the stitching. As one moves away from the architecture, the gestures tatter like tassels reaching out to those who want to investigate.

Donor Network West Donor Garden

The public-facing donor garden was strategically placed to encourage curiosity. As a request from the client, they wanted to entice the community to learn what their services provide. Here, donor families would sponsor elements of the garden (trees, benches, stones); yet one more way the donors live on in connection with the facility.

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