Taylor Design

Taylor Design

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Founded in 1888, the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is a world-renowned hospital that provides specialized care to individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and other neurological disorders. State-of-the-art replacement facilities and rehabilitative open space were the primary goals for the new, reinvented campus. 

The design-build team of Taylor Design, SmithGroup and McCarthy Building Companies co-located to rapidly create, prototype, and price various design solutions while working intensely to develop an exciting and innovative concept.  The team quickly recognized the value of using the “Big Room” approach, similar to IPD projects, and developed the remainder of the project in this dynamic, interactive fashion. Meeting the County’s sustainability goals for each portion of the project, the team was able to achieve 3 LEED Silver ratings and 1 LEED Gold rating and a campus that is certified LEED-NC for Healthcare under a LEED Master Site.

Program: Renovation and extension to the existing Jacquelin Perry Institute inpatient hospital (60,000 sf), a new Outpatient Building (110,000 sf), and the Don Knabe Wellness Center (12,000 sf); multiple site improvements included in the 28-acre project included a parking structure expansion (87,630 sf / 216 ADA stalls), warehouse, healing garden, therapy gardens, and terrain park.  


2018 California Counties Architects and Engineers Association (CCAEA), Large County Project of the Year
2017 US Green Building Council Los Angeles - Sustainable Innovation Award, Health & Wellbeing Merit & Social Equity Merit
2017 WWCCA & TSIB Project of the Year
2016 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award - Under Construction category
2015 Contract Magazine and the Center for Health Design Healthcare Environment Award, Conceptual Design Honorable Mention

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Status: Built
Location: Downey, CA, US
Firm Role: Executive Architect
Additional Credits: SmithGroup
McCarthy Building Companies

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center