The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) has announced the winners of its 48th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, and we are thrilled to share UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center took home a Beyond L.A. Award. The award honors groundbreaking projects outside of Los Angeles that support sustainability and enhance economic competitiveness, quality of life, and community development.
Jacobs Medical Center is the new centerpiece of the UC San Diego Health campus in La Jolla, California. Designed by CannonDesign and built by Kitchell, the 10-story hospital functions as three hospitals in one — housing inpatient services for high-risk obstetrics and neonatal care, cancer care and advanced surgical care. Located adjacent to a new research facility, the 245-bed building is a translational medical center in the truest sense — facilitating the convergence of research, education, and world-class clinical care.
In addition to the LABC award, the hospital has been recognized by CNN, Fast Company, Healthcare Design, Contract, Dezeen and the International Interior Design Association. Last year, the project was also awarded a prestigious National Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health.