CannonDesign is proud to announce Patrick McCurdy, AIA, has joined our health practice as a Senior Vice President based in Los Angeles. In this role, Patrick is responsible for contributing to the growth and advancement of our Los Angeles health practice — focusing specifically on client engagement, financial performance, and staff mentorship, all while providing leadership on healthcare projects throughout Southern California.
Patrick brings more than 25 years of design and project management experience to the firm, with proven expertise in business development and marketing. Specializing in the planning, design, and management of facilities across the healthcare spectrum, he understands the importance of assuring we deliver efficient, cost-effective facilities that meet our clients’ visions, budgets and goals.
“As someone who has practiced in the Los Angeles area for nearly ten years, Patrick understands the challenges our healthcare clients are facing in the region,” said Michael Smith, Los Angeles Office Practice Leader. “I am happy to welcome him to our team, as his experience will be instrumental in developing client relationships and strengthening our strategic goals in the healthcare industry.”
Over the course of his career, Patrick has collaborated on a number of award-winning projects in California and beyond, including UC San Diego Health System’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and the renovation of Thornton Hospital’s cafeteria — both of which are right next door to CannonDesign’s recently completed Jacobs Medical Center. He also served as a senior leader for the Shanghai Chenzheng Pudong Hospital, the largest hospital ever built in China in one phase.
“I am excited to be a part of a firm where people, clients, ideas, innovation, design excellence and delivery come together in a special way to achieve extraordinary results,” says Patrick. “Our team brings an unparalleled understanding of national and regional healthcare challenges along with the ability to deliver not only beautiful buildings, but solutions that improve performance and outcomes. In my day-to-day, my goal is to make sure we are always delivering innovative design solutions that make our clients better at what they do.”
Patrick earned his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Kansas where he currently serves as a member of the Architecture Advisory Board for the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, an active mentor and regular guest lecturer. He attributes his personal career success to thoughtful mentors, and believes giving students real-world insight into the industry will not only set students up for success, but will better prepare them to push our industry forward.