Taylor Design: In The News

Taylor Design is a full-service firm with practices in architecture, interiors, and strategies; with offices in northern and southern California. Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. We’ve employed media relations strategy to promote their work and expertise:

Healthcare Design Cover Story: Raising the Bar on Healthcare Design – featuring the team’s work on Kaiser Permanente’s Dynamic New Antelope Valley Medical Building Read More.

Medical Construction & Design Cover Story: Reinventing the Team – Jan/Feb 2015 issue featured the team’s work on the St Jude Medical Tower in Fullerton Read More.

Healthcare Design: Take 5 with Erica Steenstra – Great comments. Read More.

Bisnow: Three Things Tech Tenants Need to Know in SoCal – featuring Philip Pipal. Read More.

Landmark Capital Advisors Branding


We love the look of Landmark Capital Advisor’s logo, business cards and website. Great branding campaign for this growing firm!

Vision2Read Literacy Awareness Campaign

We are so excited to be part of this important literacy awareness campaign. Vision2Read is a year-long campaign designed to help improve literacy throughout San Bernardino County by connecting people to literacy programs – whether they need help or are able to help.  We are partnering with Westbound Communications to bring this program to the community. Stay tuned for more updates!

Here’s more from San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

About 60 percent of San Bernardino County third graders are not proficient in reading, scoring lower than their peers in neighboring Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange counties on the 2013 California Standards Test. Reading at grade level by the third grade is one of the greatest predictors of children’s success in school, their likelihood of going to college, and their future earning potential, according to a 2010 study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

“Vision2Read is an opportunity for all sectors and members of the San Bernardino County community to engage and take action to support literacy and the success of every child from cradle to career,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. “Literacy has a profound impact on several elements of the Vision we have for our county, including jobs and the economy, public safety, education, and wellness.”

The Vision2Read campaign kicks off with a Saturday, Sept. 19 Family Reading Rally held by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools at Cal State University San Bernardino. More than 5,000 children and their families are expected to attend the Reading Rally from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to participate in interactive workshops, learn about the importance of reading and obtain free books.

Throughout the year, Vision2Read.com will serve as a reading and literacy portal to include literacy facts, resources and services, event information and volunteer opportunities in partnership with the United Ways of San Bernardino County and its 2-1-1 San Bernardino County and HandsOn Inland Empire programs. The web site will go live next week.

All of San Bernardino County is encouraged to get involved in Vision2Read to help raise the bar for literacy in our community and advance our efforts to achieve the Countywide Vision, adopted in June 2011 by the Board of Supervisors and the San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors, which includes the County Board members and a mayor or council member from each of the county’s 24 cities and towns.

Vision2Read helps achieve both regional goals of the Countywide Vision – supporting the success of every child from cradle to career and establishing the county as a model in the state where local government, regulatory agencies and communities are truly business-friendly.


What mountaineering and rock climbing teach me about business.

photo12This year I had the opportunity to summit Mt. Rainier. And to train for it, went to the top of Mt Whitney as well. Plans still include a few century bike rides and a rock climbing trip to Moab to take on Castleton Tower. First. I love these adventures. They challenge me. I go into them hoping for a moment that causes me to really push myself, beyond what I think I can. But in all cases, I do the hard work beforehand to set myself up for success.

Same goes for how I approach business.

Do I seek the opportunity to push myself creatively? Check.

Do I work hard in advance – whether its strategic planning and gaining a new skill set – to set myself and my team up for success? Check.

Do I do the research to gain as much knowledge in advance as possible, to help all involved, the client and the team, to excel? Check.

Do I work with the best team members possible? Check.

In business, as in rock climbing or summiting a mountain, the preparation and the attention to detail is the difference between making it to the top or not. Success or failure.

But don’t get me wrong. I push myself. Sometimes I try the more challenging route at the climbing gym because I know Im ready for a bigger challenge. And even if I don’t succeed, it drives me to work that much harder the next time. Same goes for business. We don’t always succeed. But hopefully we learn from the times we try something new, step out of the comfort zone, or yes, even make a mistake. It all fuels us to do better the next time and to take what we learned from the experience to build our foundation for the next challenge, whether it’s at the top of Castleton Tower or developing a new campaign strategy to meet a client’s business objectives.



Getting Ready for ICSC RECon- Making News

We’ve been hard at work developing new story ideas and articles for clients in preparation for the upcoming ICSC RECon in Las Vegas. This conference is a one-of-a-kind deal generating machine and our focus is to help set these firms up for success as they build new business opportunities. Here’s a few story clips to give you an idea of the strong pre-show work we’ve been doing:

Rick Chichester, CEO/President, Faris Lee Investments in globest.com

Kelly Reenders, Economic Development Agency Administrator, County of San Bernardino

Majestic Realty featured in globest.com




Once again NAIOP SOCal worked in partnership with the Los Angeles Business Journal to develop a unique supplement for the chapter. We love working on this project as it helps to promote the good work and value of NAIOP SoCal.

We invite you to take a look  – Our team handles copywriting, editing and coordination in terms of story development.

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San Bernardino County Presents its Vision and Compelling Story

On February 26, 2014, close to 1,100 business, community and government leaders joined together at Citizens Business Bank in Ontario to hear the annual State of the County presented by San Bernardino County.

The evening featured a keynote presentation by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford. Her presentation began with an overview of the County through the “numbers.” She highlighted facts such as with the opening of the new Adelanto Detention Facility, the County runs the 7th largest jail operation in the US and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s emergency room handled 115,000 visits in 2013 making it one of the busiest ERs in California.

Her remarks touched on the collaborative work occurring across the County. For example, she cited the success of the water agencies working together to ensure the region has a clear future when it comes to water resources. Rutherford also noted that community agencies are working more proactively to encourage best practices and excellence for non-profit agencies.

She also challenged the audience to think bigger than merely encouraging local youth to get a good job, noting that “good” simply isn’t enough to grow the region and sustain the future of the County’s young people. She implored the audience to do its part to bring about a new era of entrepreneurship in the County, citing a rich legacy of entrepreneurship here through people such as Jack Dangermond of esri, Jack Brown of Stater Bros, and the Lewis family.

“We have high-performing departments and staff all over County. We are going to work as efficiently and productively with the resources you give us….we will make sure your government is acting as responsibly and reliably as possible so you can be better  at what you do,” Rutherford said.

The Chair’s remarks were followed by a video featuring interviews with business and local leaders from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Alere Property Group, Trident Case, Lollicup USA, and  Colton Joint Unified School District.

The evening’s presentation closed with a poem crafted by David Bowden, a spoken word poet, who performed live on stage, saying, “ You seed, You soil, You water, You elements of life, Plant here in this county, And together we will thrive.”

Along with the main presentation, the State of the County featured a networking session further encouraging collaboration and connections.

View the video here.



RetailTV: Meet the Newsmakers!

If you aren’t on the mailing list to receive the monthly interview segments featuring a new retail industry expert – we encourage you to take a look at www.retailtv.net to see the latest segments and sign up. Next up in February is Gary Swon of Royal Bank of Scotland. This ongoing series, developed by Faris Lee Investments, has featured industry leaders from PASSCO, Donahue Schriber, MPA, Shea Properties, among others. Each segment gives a quick take on what that individual and company is planning and how they perceive market opportunity. Check it out!

NAIOP SoCal USC vs UCLA Real Estate Challenge – Telling the Story

At the 2013 NAIOP SoCal USC vs UCLA Real Estate Challenge we premiered a special video production telling the story “behind the scenes” on what makes this competitive real estate event so unique. Our team enjoyed spending time with the universities and getting to know their dynamic real estate programs. If you haven’t gone to the event. it’s a unique experience. Learn more here:   And watch the video!

County of San Bernardino: Vision Book

In 2013, we finished work on an important, visually-compelling marketing piece for the County of San Bernardino. The book illustrates the Countywide Vision. It was a great opportunity to write about and help to edit and oversee graphics and photography for this beautiful County. Learn more about the importance of the Countywide Vision here.

Here’s where it starts: We envision a complete county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography, and its economy to create a broad range of choices for its residents in how they live, work, and play.

Page from County of San Bernardino vision book

Page from County of San Bernardino vision book

A page from our Vision Book

A page from our Vision Book