At Taylor Design, we collaborate with our clients to learn together and develop user-centered solutions that are effective, meaningful, and delightful.

We embrace market sectors and projects that contribute to positive experiences, and the creation of greater possibilities.

Design Process

How We Work: Strategy-based Design

Strategy-based design is an iterative approach that leverages the best of lean methodology, human-centered design, and design thinking. In practice, we begin every creative challenge with a Discover phase, where we identify the problem, prepare and conduct research, and gather inspiration from a wide range of sources. From here, we enter a Define phase, where we tell stories, find patterns and frame early opportunities for design. Once articulated, we brainstorm possibilities and Develop our ideas, conceptually and concretely. Finally, once we are aligned on a way forward, we Deliver by refining our work through to completion.


We discover, develop, and design solutions for the built environment.

Taylor Design’s three practice areas – Architectural Design, Interior Design, and Design Strategy – are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a shared process.


For over 37 years Taylor Design has engaged in the design of healthcare facilities. We embrace healthcare projects that contribute to the greater good – from modest facility remodels, new construction, and infrastructure improvements, to large-scale hospital replacements and master planning.

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Our team members have a history working with education clients. We understand the intersections of learning and research, and work with clients on higher-education projects for both public and private institutions.

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Science & Technology
Taylor Design is well-qualified to design high-technology research environments with attention to functional requirements and the needs and behaviors of scientific users. Our team experience with complex equipment-intensive laboratory and manufacturing projects, pairs with our unique approach to human-centered workplace design to deliver efficient environments for innovation to flourish.

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Senior Living
We strive to create communities where residents can receive continuing care through layered experiences and amenities within Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-term Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing environments.

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At Taylor Design, we believe that our work makes a difference – be it helping people navigate a healthcare setting, supporting new ways for research and education to happen, or developing new ways of thinking about doing things better with our clients.


Our firm’s culture attracts people who believe in the opportunity for design to make a difference, and the idea that we can best create possibilities by developing lasting relationships with clients that share our values. As an employee-owned firm, we work together to succeed together.


  • Irvine
    17850 Fitch
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Phone (949) 574-1325
  • San Francisco
    550 Montgomery Street,
    Suite 925
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Phone (415) 992-4455
  • San Diego
    2825 Dewey Road,
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92106
    Phone (619) 398-0440
  • Sacramento
    1601 Alhambra Blvd.,
    Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Phone (916) 238-7992