UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center Wins Los Angeles Architectural Award


UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center was honored at the 48th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) on June 1. The project received the Beyond L.A. Award, which recognizes groundbreaking projects outside of Los Angeles that support sustainability and enhance economic competitiveness, quality of life, and community development.

This year’s program received more than 275 submissions, with 54 winning projects receiving awards; Jacobs Medical Center was the only project in the San Diego region to take home an award.

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.

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LABC is an educational and advocacy organization that promotes economic and environmental sustainability throughout the Los Angeles region by facilitating dialogue between business leaders and city government representatives. The organization’s public policy initiatives focus on energy and the environment, housing and transportation, and economic development.