McCarthy, Taylor Design and SmithGroupJJR Team Up to Unveil Renewed Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Taylor Design News, Rancho Los Amigos

World-Class Team Restores Hope with New Outpatient Building and Wellness Center Revitalization at Historic Los Angeles County Health Services Facility

DOWNEY, California (Sept. 13, 2018) –  On Sept. 12, the integrated team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Taylor Design and SmithGroupJJR celebrated the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey—the nation’s leading rehabilitation hospital specializing in the care of patients with disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injury. The $418 million, 28 acre project consisted of an existing inpatient hospital renovation, construction of a new outpatient building and multiple site improvements, such as a parking structure, warehouse, healing garden, therapy gardens and terrain park. A 12,000-square-foot wellness and aquatics center marked the first completed building of the project and has been in use since its opening in 2016.

The outstanding team of architects, designers and contractors joined together to revitalize hope for Rancho Los Amigos—a place that has served as a beacon for the community and restores faith to thousands annually. The hospital cares for approximately 4,000 inpatients and services 71,000 outpatient visits each year. Long a source of pride for Downey and a jewel of Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services, the needed renovation secures the future of Rancho Los Amigos as one of the top-ranked rehabilitation hospitals nationally, with advanced facilities and increased accessibility for patients and the surrounding area. As such, the revamped campus features a common entrance for all patients and visitors and modern buildings equipped with state of the art technology to further the hospital’s mission.

“We are delighted to play a role in this momentous project, helping to reenergize the strong community that is Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center,” said Jim Mynott, Vice President of Integrated Design Delivery at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. “McCarthy takes great pride in its collaboration with Taylor Design and SmithGroupJJR to reinvigorate the Rancho Los Amigos health care facility and bring world-class medical services to those within our own backyard.”

“This has certainly been a unique and special project to be a part of,” said D. Randy Regier, President of Taylor Design. “The work that Rancho Los Amigos does for the community and the patients they serve is inspiring and we are happy to have been a part of their campus transformation.”

“We continue to be inspired by the great work that Rancho Los Amigos does for their patients and the community. From the very beginning, together we championed connectivity of indoor-outdoor spaces to encourage mobility and reinforce the campus setting. Rancho Los Amigos is more than a medical center; it a place that provides healing, wellness and hope,” stated Bonnie Khang-Keating, Vice President and Southern California Office Director for SmithGroup.

Additional information about Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation can be found at

About McCarthy

General Contractor

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 14th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2018). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals nationally, the firm has offices in Newport Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif.; St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, and Houston. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

About Taylor Design

Executive Architect

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; 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

About SmithGroupJJR

Architectural Design and Medical Planning

SmithGroupJJR is the oldest continuously operating Architecture/Engineering firm in the United States at a 163 years young.  Currently ranked as the sixth largest healthcare architecture firm in the United States as ranked in the 2016 “Giants” edition of Building Design + Construction magazine. The SmithGroupJJR Health Practice provides clients with comprehensive health care design services, from strategic planning to operational programming, and is a proven leader in design-build delivery. It emphasizes informed design solutions that support better patient outcomes. With 25 years of experience in Southern California, SmithGroupJJR works with many of the nation’s top health care providers, including Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Sharp HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai Health Network, Sutter Health, University of California San Diego Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more about SmithGroupJJR, visit



Media Contacts: 

Sonya Modi (Havas Formula for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.); (310) 578-7050

Jessica Spaulding-Thompson (Taylor Design); (949) 233-8575

Sandra Knight (SmithGroupJJR); (313) 442-8470