AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presents: "UCSD Jacobs Medical Center – The Design Process"
November 16, 4:30-6:30pm
CannonDesign, 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 175, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presents: 
UCSD Jacobs Medical Center – The Design Process

When: Wednesday – November 16, 2016 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: CannonDesign, 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite #175, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Parking Instructions: Non-validated parking is provided within the building. There is also available parking in the mall nearby.

Jacobs Medical Center is a 10-story, 510,000 SF facility being built adjacent to the existing Thornton Hospital on UC San Diego’s east campus in La Jolla. The project includes a 245-bed academic medical center that will transform UCSD from being a community hospital to a world class Academic Medical Center. Designed as three hospitals in one, including women and infants, cancer care, and advanced surgery, the tower is the cornerstone of the medical campus that focuses on the future of health, pairing cutting-edge, modern medicine with a best-in-class patient experience. 
Designed by CannonDesign, this new medical center sits prominently off of interstate 5 and was designed to take advantage of its geographic context while at the same time create intuitive connections to the existing hospital and accommodate flexibility for future expansions. To emphasize the beauty of the surrounding context, the team used specific elements of the landscape to inform the interior design scheme and create a distinct brand for each of the three different hospitals. 
Programming, master planning, and design started in November of 2008; construction for the tower started in May of 2012; received Certificate of Occupancy September of 2016; licensed in October of 2016; and will see its first patient November 20, 2016.


Mehrdad Yazdani 
Cannon Design
Three years after earning his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University, Mehrdad was named by Progressive Architecture as one of world’s top emerging designers, and he has fulfilled that promise with a broad portfolio of award-winning landmark projects around the globe. Mehrdad’s tremendous breadth of vision, passion for excellence, and commitment to design exploration allows him to operate uniquely at the intersection of a small, experimental studio and a large multi-disciplinary practice. Today, as principal of CannonDesign’s national practice and Design Director of the Yazdani Studio, Mehrdad is a respected member of the international design community. Irrespective of typology, his architecture continues to exhibit the delicate balance between art and function.
His work has received over 50 major design awards and has been featured in several monographs. His iconic designs for some of the world’s top healthcare, corporate and institutional clients are consistently hailed as ground-breaking and transformative, and have been widely published in the popular press and professional journals including the New York Times, Healthcare Design, Architectural Record, Contract, and many others.
An artist and educator, his artwork blurs the boundaries of art and design. Exhibited in galleries throughout the US, Mehrdad’s work is also part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art and the Albright-Knox Museum in New York, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was recently designated the Ralph B. Hawkins Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas, Arlington and frequently teaches design studios at universities across the US. Mehrdad also lectures throughout the world most recently at the University of Texas for the Centennial Celebration delivering the opening address entitled “Blurring Boundaries”. In 2011, he addressed the Vehbi Koc Foundation World Innovation Summit for Education in Istanbul, where he was also invited in 2012 to present his design for the Model School for Public Education in Turkey.
Mehrdad holds a Master of Architecture from the prestigious Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin.

Carlos Amato, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C 
Cannon Design
A board-certified healthcare architect with over 25 years of experience in healthcare planning and design, Mr. Amato possesses expertise in master planning, functional and space programming, and medical planning and design. His hands-on approach throughout the planning and design process focuses on delivering healing and efficient designs with emphasis on the future of healthcare. Recent projects include the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Mercy Medical Center, Merced Replacement Hospital, and more than 15 master plans for Catholic Healthcare West and other major health systems. Mr. Amato is a frequent presenter at medical conferences, such as RSNA in Chicago and CARS in Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany; Pisa, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland, and Barcelona, Spain. He serves as chairman of the American College of Healthcare Architects Certificate Holders Committee and is a past co-chairman of the AIA Los Angeles Committee for Healthcare Architecture.

Special thanks to Cannon Design for hosting this event at their office.

Parking Instructions: Non-validated parking is provided within the building. There is also available parking in the mall nearby.

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