Model of Palomar Medical Center West, Escondido, Calif. Courtesy of CO Architects
Established: 1986

Staff: 85

Location: Los Angeles

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Cancer Centers, Education/Research, Medical Office Buildings

Services: Architecture, Conservation, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Programming, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Palomar Medical Center West [Escondido, CA] June 2011

University Medical Center—Cancer Center [Tucson, AZ] November 2006

Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center [Santa Monica, CA] January 2008

Contact Information:

Stephen Yundt, AIA, ACHA

5055 Wilshire Bl., 9th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ph. (323) 525-0500 Fax: (323) 525-0955

E-mail: syundt@coarchitects.com

Web: http://www.coarchitects.com

CO Architects is nationally recognized for healthcare, academic, and science and technology architectural planning, programming, and design. Our clients include some of the country's leading healthcare institutions. Our experience ranges from existing facility evaluations to new, comprehensive medical campuses and includes new medical centers, outpatient facilities, specialty clinics, medical office buildings, and expansions and renovations of healthcare facilities. Our work on academic medical campuses includes schools of medicine and allied health. We offer thoughtful planning, innovative design, strong project management, and detailed technical expertise from concept development through construction. For a visual tour of our projects, please visit our Web site.

What do you think is a pressing issue/controversy today with healthcare design?

We are at a time of transformation for health facility design. There is increasing recognition and incorporation of research outcomes stemming from evidence-based design. Elements of innovative design (acuity-adaptable patient care, healing environments, sustainable design) add cost. How do owners balance these innovations with escalation of construction costs?