San Francisco, Calif. (May 9, 2016) —Taylor Design, an employee-owned architectural, environments and strategies firm, announces two promotions in the firm. Project Director Eric Peabody is now a Senior Associate, and Project Manager Jason Ng is now an Associate. Both Peabody and Ng are based in the San Francisco office of Taylor Design.
A Project Director at Taylor Design since 2013, Peabody has helped grow the firm’s Northern California operations through his leadership and collaborative problem solving skills. During his 14-year career, Peabody has worked with clients to deliver solutions-oriented designs for technologically advanced science and health care projects at major institutions, including SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco, Stanford Health Care and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a senior associate, Peabody will continue his leadership role, serving as Project Director for a variety of healthcare and science projects with a focus on operational improvement through the application of Lean methodology. He is also a leader in the firm’s quality management initiative, using virtual design and construction, as well as other industry advancements to deliver value and ensure high-standards for the firm’s projects in Northern California.
A licensed architect in California, Arizona and Washington, Peabody holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture with honors from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and has completed studies at the Harvard School of Public Health for Laboratory Design, Health & Safety. He is a contributing member of the Lean Construction Institute and has presented on the topics of BIM, Lean, high-tech healthcare and sustainability at a variety of conferences, including AIA New Technologies, Alliances, Practices (NTAP), ABX, Labs 21, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference and Herrero Lean Community.
With over 10-years of design expertise as well as extensive knowledge pertaining to the complex regulatory compliance issues of medical facilities, Ng has brought significant value to Taylor Design’s healthcare clients while serving as Project Manager since 2011. Well versed in California Building Code (CBC), NFPA-101 Life Safety Code and Accessibility (ADA) regulations on commercial and public buildings requiring a high level of review, Ng conducts meticulous site investigations for clients that help identify and resolve non-compliant issues affecting the outcome of their project prior to plan-check approvals. He also provides assessments and drawings in preparation of The Joint Commission survey required for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement and licensure of healthcare facilities.
In his new role as Associate at Taylor Design, Ng will continue his work on complex projects for clients such as Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente and other healthcare organizations across California.
Ng is a graduate of Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Fire Protection Agency.
“Providing design solutions that solve the specific business objectives of our clients is a core tenet at Taylor Design,” said Kevin Hinrichs, Principal and Director of Taylor Design’s San Francisco office. “The promotions of Eric and Jason will help us meet this goal by harnessing their expertise to focus on areas that benefit our clients, such as Lean methodology, advanced technologies that improve design and construction quality, and complex regulatory issues inherent in our core markets of healthcare, education, and science and technology.”
About Taylor Design
Taylor Design is a full-service design firm that collaborates with clients to learn together and develop powerful user-based solutions, places and services that drive value and are effective, valid and delightful. The firm’s three practices in architecture, environments and strategies are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a unifying method for its work. With offices in northern and southern California, Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. Clients of the firm have included: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco Medical Center, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Scripps Health, UC San Diego Health System, UC Irvine Health, Hoag Health Network, as well as numerous service areas for Kaiser Permanente, among others. For more information about Taylor Design, visit www.WeAreTaylor.com