Taylor Design Expands LA Presence, Hires Daniel Ortega, AIA
Los Angeles, Calif. (January 9, 2020) — Taylor Design, an employee-owned architectural, interior design and design strategy firm, is expanding its Los Angeles presence and has hired leading healthcare design professional Daniel Ortega, AIA, to head the new downtown LA office.
Ortega is a veteran Healthcare Market Sector leader in Los Angeles, with a career that includes more than 30 years of experience working with the California Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning and Development (OSHPD). He brings a background in design coupled with an in-depth knowledge of project management and advanced team-building skills, a combination that meshes perfectly with Taylor Design’s approach to project delivery.
« “Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas, not only in Southern California, but in the world,” says Kevin Hinrichs, incoming president of Taylor Design. “But that’s only part of why we are excited about this development. We also have more resources in closer proximity to our existing and future clients in LA, and this new location offers the firm more flexibility for staff that live closer to LA 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.” »
Ortega’s experience encompasses a wide variety of healthcare project types, including 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. He is the rare professional who can effectively lead a project, while also staying closely involved in its progress to help ensure a successful outcome for the client.
« “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,” says Ortega, who is a licensed architect in California and Arizona. “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.” »
Ortega holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California State University at Pomona, and also studied Urban Design at the Polytechnic University in Athens, Greece. He has completed successful projects for numerous clients, including Kaiser Permanente, Cigna Health Plan, Providence St John’s Health Center, L.A. County, Cedars Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Most recently, Mr. Ortega was the recipient of a Design Excellence Award for a Behavioral Health facility which was designed for Kaiser Permanente.
About Taylor Design: Taylor Design is a strategy-based design firm with practices in Architectural Design, Interior Design and Design Strategy; with offices in Northern and Southern California. Since 1979 the firm has built a national reputation in the healthcare design industry and has since established a growing presence in the education, science & technology, and senior living market sectors. Taylor Design works with clients to discover, develop, and design solutions for the built environment. Clients of the firm have included: UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Stanford University; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; UC Berkeley; San Mateo County; Scripps Health, San Diego; UC San Diego Health System, San Diego; Sharp HealthCare; UC Irvine Health, Orange County; Hoag Health Network, Orange County; as well as numerous service areas for Kaiser Permanente, among others. For more information on the firm visit www.WeAreTaylor.com