Taylor Design Announces Promotions

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Irvine, Calif. (January 22, 2019) —Taylor Design, an employee-owned architectural, interior design and design strategy firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of eight team members. Promotions include staff in the Irvine, San Francisco, and San Diego office locations.

“We are proud to recognize these individuals for their leadership, creativity, and dedication to delivering meaningful projects for our clients,” said D. Randy Regier, AIA, ACHA, President and CEO of Taylor Design. “They are not only strong assets for our clients and projects, but they are also contributing to making Taylor Design one of the best places to work.”


John Gresko, AIA has been named Office Leader for Taylor Design’s Irvine office location. Gresko joined the firm as Project Director in 2016. In his new role he will be overseeing all aspects of the company’s Orange County operations, from business development to management of the office.  With 20 years of design experience, Gresko currently manages some of the firm’s most complex hospital expansion and healthcare renovation efforts. 

Elisa Hutchison has been promoted to Senior Marketing Coordinator in recognition of her diligent and detail-oriented approach to proposal production and content generation.  A valued team member for project directors and managers, Hutchison joined Taylor Design in May 2016 as Marketing Coordinator and quickly showed initiative and aptitude in taking on demanding projects.

Natalie Kim received a promotion to Interior Designer in appreciation of her design abilities and collaborative approach to projects. Kim joined Taylor Design as an Interior Design Assistant in October 2015.

Alfonzo Villafane has been promoted to Job Captain in recognition of his technical proficiency, willingness to assume additional responsibilities, and diligent effort in supporting project teams. Villafane joined the firm as Design Assistant in June 2016.

Sergio Arce has been promoted to Job Captain in recognition of his initiative to take on new tasks and attention to detail. Arce joined the firm as Design Assistant in January 2018.

San Diego

Alejandra Nadal received a promotion to Senior Project Manager in appreciation of her comprehensive approach to solving difficult design challenges and teamwork in building meaningful relationships with clients, colleagues, consultants, and coworkers. Nadal joined the firm in July 2016, bringing over 21 years of leadership and design experience to Taylor Design, Nadal has managed a variety of healthcare, commercial and education projects, primarily in San Diego County and Mexico.

San Francisco

Lorraine Rowan has been promoted to Lead Interior Designer in recognition of her leadership, consistently high standards for design work, and increased responsibilities. Rowan joined Taylor Design in September 2016 with experience overseeing high-end residential interior design for clients in Northern California, Asia, and the Middle East.

Catherine Howley earned a promotion to Senior Job Captain in recognition of her technical proficiency and contributions to the architectural team. Howley joined the firm in January 2015 with experience in high-end office tenant improvements, urban planning, and historic building renovations.

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. For almost four decades 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 www.WeAreTaylor.com