Cedars-Sinai’s new 45,000-sf Outpatient Surgery Expansion project is the first step of its new, campus-wide surgical master plan. CO Architects was commissioned to fit out this shelled space, located on the 4th floor of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. It was originally planned for 12 OR’s, but to meet greater demand, CO was challenged to fit more OR’s into the same amount of space while enhancing operational efficiency and improving patient safety. CO reviewed critical issues of universal design, right-sizing the rooms, OR integration and boom configuration. The newly reconfigured space contains 13 ORs, 16 pre-op stations, 17 PACU stations, sterile processing, public and staff areas, and service support. It will be dedicated primarily to outpatient cases for multiple specialties.