TAYLOR Names New Associates

Carrie Sheridan and Gary Simmons named as Senior Associates, Mike Petersen as Associate

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif — TAYLOR recently announced the promotion of three deserving architects to new leadership positions. Carrie Sheridan AIA, LEED AP, the Women’s Practice leader was named Senior Associate as was Gary Simmons, project director; Mike Petersen AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, project director, was named Associate.

“These are well-earned promotions for individuals who, through their unique talents, are making an impact on healthcare design, the architectural profession and their communities. They are helping to shape the future of the firm,” says Randy Regier president.

The architects concur with Regier’s future focus as they talk about their work at TAYLOR.  Sheridan, who has been part of the firm for 12 years, fosters an integrated approach. “With our long commitment to healthcare design, we recognize the need to evolve the practice, bringing medical planning to the forefront as we work in close concert with the design team,” she says. “It’s an opportunity to deliver ever better solutions to our clients.”

Client satisfaction has been central to Simmons during his 17 years of work at the firm. “One of the most important things we do is to build long-term relationships and that means working projects large and small to provide the continuity of service that builds trust over time,” he notes. 

Those relationships extend to the entire building team, as Petersen, a 16-year veteran at TAYLOR, knows. “Collaboration is helping to change how we do business,” he says. “We are researching and incorporating new methods of integrated building modeling that allow the entire team to work together in “real time,” even from remote locations, which means we are constantly improving the quality of project design and delivery for our clients.”

Sheridan, Simmons and Petersen each embody the firm’s commitment to “Promoting Wellness through Architecture” and are leading their coworkers, colleagues and clients to the a promising future in healthcare design and outcomes. 

TAYLOR is a full–service architectural and interior design practice focused exclusively on healthcare. The 55-person firm has built a strong regional practice and national reputation. Clients of the firm include: Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA, St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA, Scripps Health in San Diego, CA and Kaiser Permanente.  TAYLOR’s support of opportunities for employees to design and innovate contributed to the firm being named three years running among ZweigWhite’s top national “Best Architecture Firms To Work For.”  For more information on the firm and the Innovation Awards visit www.TAA1.com

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Posted May 16, 2011

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