About The Farnsworth Group, Ltd


Geoffrey Farnsworth began his career at Schmidt Garden Erikson, Chicago serving clients in healthcare, education and commercial projects. Geof was invited to open a branch office SGE West in southern California and served as principal. Later Ellerbe Associates, acquired the firm. In 1987, he realized the need for more direct communication between client and architect, and in response he formed THE FARNSWORTH GROUP Ltd

With The Farnsworth Group specializing in Healthcare Centers and Medical Office Buildings for over 20 years, our clients are given a comprehensive background of experience with qualification.

As Design Principal, Geof leads the project design team, providing managerial and technical leadership on each commission. His personal involvement with each project creates a responsive and client centered corporate philosophy.


University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois;
Bachelor of Architecture, 1971
University of Illinois; European Study Program, 1969
La Napoule, France


Licensed Architect - Illinois # 01-8071, 1974:
Licensed Architect - California # C13992, 1983;
Licensed Architect - Texas # 15986, 1997
NCARB, 1983 (National License)


AIA Orange County
AIA-Orange County- Committee on Architecture for Health
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Society of Architectural Historians

E-mail: geoff@tfgarchitects.com


The Farnsworth Group Ltd is a specialty healthcare design firm providing Southern California hospitals and healthcare facilities with exceptional architectural and engineering services.

Experience...commitment...teamwork...response...these words are central to our pledge of quality design. We bring to each project an ongoing attention to detail and years of design experience with some of the oldest and most respected healthcare design firms in America. This heritage, our application of computerized design, drafting and specification techniques, and our excellent working relationship with O.S.H.P.D., D.P.H. and other agencies enable us to assure successful projects without compromise to budget or schedule constraints

We offer Direct Principal Contact throughout the design, approval, and construction process. All projects are executed under the personal direction of Geoffrey Farnsworth, AIA, President and Design Principal. A TFG principal will be present at all agency reviews and major meetings.

The economics of today's healthcare industry restricts most hospitals to thoughtful, phased expansion and renovation of existing facilities rather than complete replacement. The Farnsworth Group's team has helped its clients with a wide range of services from "wallpaper projects" to substantial expansion programs

The Farnsworth Group has experience and ideas that will complement and enhance your next construction project. We would like the opportunity to serve you, and hope you consider our firm to implement your future projects.

E-mail: geoff@tfgarchitects.com


The Farnsworth Group Ltd is a medical specialty design firm established as a California Corporation in 1987.

TFG is a small firm with a staff of 4, one architect, two CAD architectural designers and clerical staff. All staff is full time, however we do employ part-time staff when needed to aid in smooth workflow.

The President, Geoffrey Farnsworth, has 30 years experience in healthcare of Architecture. This experience is enhanced by our insistence on requiring that every professional employee possess a similar background in our specialty areas of work in addition to general architecture.

We have designed a wide variety of medical projects covering every aspect of healthcare design. It is because of our excellent track record that we can proudly say that the majority of our work comes from repeat business and referrals.

E-mail: geoff@tfgarchitects.com


The Farnsworth Group's Project Team is prepared to conduct intensive planning sessions with designated staff and programming consultants. These sessions will identify individual space needs, equipment requirements, and operating procedures. This initial phase is important to set the pace for the development of the remainder of the project.

The TFG Project Team's commitment is to assure our clients of our quick response to their needs. During the active life of the project the Project Team will be set up to respond immediately to any and all requests from our clients.

This personalized attention is to continue throughout construction with the use of field representatives familiar with the project's development, the site, and the special requirements of our clients.

During the entire project, the team is on an "on-call" basis. Furthermore, with a pre-determined schedule the project team is committed to conducting regular on-site meetings, and attends all meetings with the regulatory agencies.


The Farnsworth Group has nearly 30 years experience navigating every aspect of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development OSHPD approval process. We know the building code as it relates to health care facilities such as Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Sub Acute facilities, licensed clinics and surgery centers.

Our familiarity with the OSHPD requirements enables us as Health Care Architects to design projects which meet code requirements without over designing. We know the minimum requirements. Our plans are designed to meet code and get approved quickly.

Our detail library includes thousands of assemblies previously approved by OSHPD on our hundreds of health care projects. This knowledge base allows us to get our plans approved with the minimum of delay.

The majority of our projects are under OSHPD jurisdiction. As Healthcare Architects we have the experience to guide your healthcare project through the State of California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development with the minimum of difficulty and with short approval times.

E-mail: geoff@tfgarchitects.com