Full Service Architectural Design

GM+A is a full service architectural design firm with strength in integrating our technical expertise with aesthetic consideration to deliver projects that are not only pleasing and comfortable to their residents and staffs, but also operationally efficient and add measurable value to our clients.

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OSHPD Architects

Architectural Design Services

  • Architectural Design Development/Documentation
    • Structural Design/Documentation
    • Mechanical / Plumbing Design/Documentation
    • Electrical Design/Documentation
  • Interior Design/Documentation
  • Materials Research
  • Construction Specifications
  • Building Permit Processing
  • Bidding/Negotiations
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Contract Administration

Pre-design Services

  • Project Programming
  • Space Planning and Schematic Development
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Due Diligence Reports

Site Development Services

  • Site Analysis
  • Site Development/Master Planning
  • Site Utilization Studies
  • Zoning Processing Assistance

Construction Administration Services

  • Submittal Services
  • Field Observation Services
  • Project Close Out

Special Services:

  • Sub-Acute, Med Gas Consulting
  • Licensed OSHPD Inspection of Record Services (IOR)
  • Accessibility Review by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp)
  • Special Inspections and Testing
  • Renderings
  • 3D Models
  • Marketing Brochures / Photography

OSHPD Experienced Architects

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is our Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in the State of California. GM+A has over 30 years of experience working with OSHPD for various projects including new ground up skilled nursing facilities, ground up acute psych hospitals, and thousands of remodels throughout the state.

Our Clients

Designing for healthcare is unique in that the design process cannot follow a linear model, and it does not stop at the end product, or building, alone. It is truly a collaborative effort between all parties involved, including finance, marketing, the design & construction team and the end users (residents & staff) themselves.

This multi-dimensional design model can best be described as “The Upward Spiral” for ultimate success. GM+A’s goal will be to obtain both operational and economical efficiency gained through this process.


Functional Program

Effective March 10, 2014 OSHPD’s PIN 57 provides the guidelines for the preparation of the “Functional Program”, as identified in the California Administrative Code Section 7-119(a):

The [functional program] requirement applies to all scopes and disciplines of the
project that affect patient care directly or indirectly, by means of new construction,
additions, or modifications to specific hospital departmental functions which form an
integral part of the facility.

The PIN also identifies the following exemptions:

  • Projects that only involve seismic retrofit projects for compliance with SB 1953;
  • SB 1838 projects;
  • AB 2632 projects;
  • Equipment replacement;
  • Fire and life safety or accessibility upgrades;
  • Renovations that will not change the occupancy, function or use of existing space.  A change in function is a change in activity or service provided within the project limits that does not change the use, specific use, or occupancy.  A change in function generally results in the application of a different code sub-section under CBC Sections 1224, 1225 or 1226, than that of the previous function associated with any space or area within the project.
  • Projects that are excluded or exempt from review, projects of limited scope eligible for field review or expedited review, and projects under an annual building permit, as described in the Field Review, Exempt, and Expedited Review (FREER) Manual are not subject to the functional program requirement of CAC Section 7-119.


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