Taylor Design

Taylor Design

Irvine, CA | San Francisco, CA | San Diego, CA | Sacramento, CA


Northwest Tower Addition - St Jude Medical Center

Initial studies for this project led to much larger replacement
tower. After 8 months in design, given the economic environment
at the time, the St. Jude, determined that the size and location of
the project was no longer viable. Instead of cancelling the project,
through the benefits of a collaborative team effort between
St. Jude, McCarthy and TAYLOR, the project continued with
successful studies and site planning.
Modified Design-Build. To meet the challenges of this complex
project on an operational medical campus, a combination of
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and design/build methods were
incorporated to collaboratively harness the talents and insights of
all team members and to optimize efficiency through all phases
of design, fabrication and construction.
Patient-Focused Design. The Tower was developed within a
Project Design Charter, created to guide design decisions toward
a simple functionality that appropriately meets future needs and
provides the latest technology for both patient care and staff. The
Tower not only displays design function, but also incorporates
evidence-based strategies for patient services to reduce stress,
length of stay, and enhance communication between caregivers
and patients.
The nursing floors are designed in a “racetrack” configuration
with in-board private patient rooms on the outer perimeter which
allows maximum patient to connection to natural light and nature.
Centralized patient care nursing areas are accompanied with
decentralized nursing alcoves which allow the caregivers more
personal and casual time with the patient. The concept provides
a comprehensive level of patient care.
Program: The tower holds 120-beds, private and semi-private, across four nursing units; 14 operating rooms, including robotic surgical suites; a pre-op/post-op anesthesia care unit; dining; pharmacy, including robotics; sterile processing; physician and staff lounges; and patient and staff healing gardens. There is also a 14,000-sf central utility plant.

  • Winner  of the 2015 National Award of Excellence, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Healthcare Facilities category
  • Winner of the 2015 Partnering Excellence Award, Associated General Contractors of America, Alliant Build America Awards
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Status: Under Construction
Location: Fullerton, CA, US