Photo by Christopher Barrett


UC San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center

La Jolla, CA

Market: Health Care


Cannon Design

Photo by Christopher Barrett

Although one building, the 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center functions as three medical specialty centers— housing inpatient services for high-risk obstetrics and neonatal care, cancer care, and advanced surgical care. The building’s overall curvilinear form was driven by the design of the patient units, but also by advanced modeling to capitalize on views, maximize daylight, and minimize solar gain and glare. Integrated into the exterior are a number of elevated gardens and terraces that bring nature up to the patient level. SGH consulted on the building enclosure for this project.