By Eric Althoff
LOS ANGELES—Taylor Design, based in California, has built a nationwide reputation in the healthcare sector. The firm has five offices in California alone, and as part of a plan to expand its reach into the local healthcare sector, Taylor Design recently hired healthcare industry veteran Daniel Ortega, AIA, to head its new Los Angeles location.
Ortega has worked in the healthcare sector of the greater Los Angeles area for 30 years, including with the California Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning and Development (OSHPD). His design work and project management skills encompass project work in medical center master planning, assisted living, acute care facility remodels, medical education and conference centers, medical office buildings, outpatient clinics and surgery centers, and laboratories.
“I’m coming to Taylor Design at a point in my career where I can make a significant contribution, and also at a time that I believe works well with the firm’s expansion plans for Los Angeles,” Ortega said in a statement. “I am excited to be a part of an employee-owned firm with a culture of teamwork and camaraderie. Taylor Design approaches projects with energy and creativity, and I’m anxious to spread the word about this exceptional firm to clients and new employees in the Los Angeles area.”
“Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas, not only in Southern California, but in the world,” Kevin Hinrichs, incoming president of Taylor Design, said recently of his firm’s new office and the hiring of Ortega. “We also have more resources in closer proximity to our existing and future clients in L.A., and this new location offers the firm more flexibility for staff that live closer to L.A. County than Orange County.
“Finally, and very importantly, we are adding Dan, an extremely experienced and talented designer and a leading healthcare expert in the region and the state.”
Taylor Design’s healthcare clients in California have included UCSF Medical Center, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Scripps Health, UC Irvine Health, Hoag Health Network and numerous work for Kaiser Permanente.