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Taylor Design Recognized by AIA Orange County for Excellence in Healthcare Interiors


10/11/2016

Taylor Design, an Orange County-based full service design firm with a regional office in San Francisco, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects Orange County (AIAOC) with two awards during the association’s 2016 AIAOC Orange County Design Awards. The awards were for work completed by the firm in the Bay Area that encompassed two ambulatory care clinics that provide exceptional patient experience design.  The AIAOC Design Awards honor exceptional responses by Orange County-based firms to the complex problems of today's architectural environment, and celebrate innovative solutions to architectural challenges, regardless of project category, type, or budget.

Taylor Design received a Citation Award in the Commercial Interiors Category for its work on the San Francisco Vein and Vascular Institute’s new Vascular Surgery Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center. The firm was also recognized with a Merit Award in the Commercial Interiors Category for its work on the UC San Francisco Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) 5 Heart & Vascular Clinic.

“We are honored to be given recognition by our peers for design work that further serves the healthcare community. Both of these projects represent the innovation and collaboration needed today to deliver an exceptional environment for healthcare that responds to the needs of the patient, the medical industry and the community at large,” said D. Randy Regier, president, Taylor Design.

A key differentiator in Taylor Design’s work for the San Francisco Vein and Vascular Institute is a patient experience that focuses on the genuine interactions between patients and clinicians. The San Francisco Vein and Vascular Institute is committed to the treatment of all aspects of vascular conditions. Their new 5,320 square-foot office space in an existing mixed-use high-rise building needed to be transformed into a vascular surgery clinic and ambulatory surgery center with AAAHC Accreditation and Medicare Deemed Status. The experience characteristics that played a major role in design include a calm, comfortable environment that was inviting, yet was professional and trustworthy. 

“We worked closely with the physicians to understand the business differentiators that they needed in a competitive landscape. We applied operational flow mapping and analysis to dramatically lower the cost of vascular surgery and improve patient outcomes,” said Eric Peabody, project director, Taylor Design.

For the UCSF Ambulatory Care Center, the interior clinic space was designed to reflect the contrast of the urban city view with the lush greenery of the surrounding Golden Gate Park. The 5th Floor of the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) Building offers sweeping views of downtown San Francisco all the way to the tips of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 10,000 square-foot space houses the now consolidated UCSF-Parnassus Heart & Vascular services ambulatory programs. The use of contrast between interior and exterior is also demonstrated by the “on-stage/off-stage” concept that delineates the public facing spaces from the staff and clinician-only spaces. Furniture and finishes mirror both the natural hues of the park and the monochromatic hues of the city. The reception desk itself acts as a reflection of the city. The silver texture pattern of the ceiling and light fixtures resemble clouds and evoke a sense of the fog that hangs over the city and the bright sunshine that breaks through. 

The awards were announced on September 15, 2016 at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, a past AIAOC Honor Award recipient.  

About Taylor Design: Taylor Design is a full-service design firm that collaborates with clients to learn together and develop powerful user-based solutions, places and services that drive value and are effective, valid and delightful. The firm’s three practices in architecture, environments and strategies are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a unifying method for its work focused on healthcare, education and science and technology projects. With offices in southern and northern California, Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. For more information on the firm, visit www.WeAreTaylor.com.


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