Irvine, Calif. —Taylor Design, an employee-owned architectural, interior design and design strategy firm, is pleased to announce that Simon Thomas has joined the firm as Director of Planning. Thomas will be based in the firm’s new Sacramento office.

Throughout its 40-year history Taylor Design has embraced projects that contribute to positive experiences for people and the creation of greater possibilities, including modest facility remodels, new construction, and infrastructure improvements, to large-scale hospital replacements and master planning. Thomas brings 28 years of professional experience focused entirely on health and wellness planning including leading US healthcare practices in the Middle East and Asia. His areas of expertise include master planning and the development of functional and space programs.

“Simon is an accomplished health and wellness planner,” said Kevin Hinrichs, principal and San Francisco office leader, Taylor Design. “His vast industry experience will help our clients confront the challenges of today and develop strategies for the future.”

Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His speaking and panel engagements include the Arab Health Conference in Dubai, UAE, Saudi Healthcare Architects Forum in Riyadh, KSA, and Hospital Build in Nanjing, China.

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