From: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

KPSOM Honored for Educational Architecture

Medical Education Building receives industry award for innovative design

October 27, 2021

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine was recognized for the “boundary-breaking” design of its Medical Education Building at the 51st Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards from the Los Angeles Business Council.

The school’s Medical Education Building, located in Pasadena, California, won in the category of education. It was among more than 20 architectural and design projects selected by a jury of industry experts from among hundreds of submissions. Winning projects were recognized for “capturing the imagination, reenergizing public spaces, and adding striking new silhouettes to L.A.’s landscape.”

“We are thrilled that the Los Angeles Business Council recognized our Medical Education Building with this prestigious award,” said Troy Elam Jr., Director of Facilities Services for KPSOM.  

On October 26, award recipients were honored at a gala celebrating the best of Los Angeles architecture at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony was attended by top design and building professionals, government officials, and civic leaders and featured remarks by architectural legend Frank Gehry, recipient of the new Community Legacy Award and designer of many of L.A.’s iconic landmarks.

Designed by Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, the KPSOM Medical Education Building was created to reflect the school’s modern approach to medical education. Signature details include open floor plans, where students can study or socialize, immersive learning tools, and places to recharge, including yoga and meditation areas, fitness space, a teaching kitchen, and cafeteria.

Read about the awards .