Kaiser Carmel Valley to open by summer

Kaiser Carmel Valley to open by summer

By Karen Billing

Construction is under way on a new Kaiser Permanente office in Carmel Valley, set to open by the summer.

Located on Carmel Creek Road near the San Diego Jewish Academy, the office will provide primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, pharmacy, a women’s center, after-hours care and other medical specialties.

The building will have green features to facilitate healing and provide a more comfortable environment, according to Molly Jarrell, senior manager of corporate communications for Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

The architecture will incorporate natural light — energy-efficient equipment and high-performance window glazing will reduce heat loss, according to Jarrell.

According to Land Lab, the landscape architecture firm that is working with Hanna Gabriel Architects, the building will complement the unique surrounding habitat with the use of native plants and by preserving and enhancing the adjacent wetlands area.