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Real Estate & Construction — Local Firms Win Best In the West Honors



KMA Architecture Finishes Design Work

On El Cajon City Hall

Three San Diego area construction industry members have won awards for their work in recent weeks.

Altevers Associates, a San Diego architectural design firm, won three Gold Nugget Awards at the 37th annual Best in the West competition sponsored by the Western Building Show in San Francisco late last month, said Lyle Larson, a company spokesman. The design firm received two awards for design and planning of Northpark Plaza in Irvine and one award for Corona del Mar Plaza in Corona del Mar.

Ashley Falls School in Del Mar recently received a Leroy F. Green Award from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing. The school was built by Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. and designed by Trittipo & Associates of San Marcos.

The design of the school emphasized use of natural lighting in the classrooms and included ideas submitted by students, faculty and community members, said Tami Barnhart, a spokeswoman for the construction company.

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Designing Minds: KMA Architecture and Engineering of San Diego has finished design work on El Cajon City Hall, while two other local design firms said they have just won a contract or started a new project.

KMA will also oversee construction of the new heating and air conditioning facilities in the building at 200 E. Main St., said Stephanie Baker, a spokeswoman for the architectural firm.

Howard-Sneed Architects & Design has been retained to provide space planning and interior architectural services for the second phase of Sunroad Corporate Centre, a new office development at 4445 Eastgate Mall. The second phase will consist of approximately 320,000 square feet of office space in three, four-story buildings, said Wendy Devinger, project manager for Howard-Sneed.

Meanwhile, Smith Consulting Architects has tenant improvement, space planning and interior design started for the new 8,000-square-foot offices of Kilroy Realty Corp. at 3811 Valley Center Drive, Suite 200 in the Carmel Valley area.

The new offices will feature an upgraded conference room, stained concrete walls and floors, a custom reception design and a curved ceiling, said Catharine Hughes, one of the project managers for Smith Consulting.

Contract Awarded: N.N. Jaeschke, Inc. of San Diego, a full-service community management company for homeowners associations, has been awarded the property management contract for the Crestview Homeowners Association in Encinitas.

Nora Jaeschke, president of the management company, said the 15-house community was built by Centex Homes and features homes that range in size from 3,600 square feet to more than 6,100 square feet. Jaeschke’s company will provide overall management and accounting services for the Crestview Homeowners Association and its board of directors.

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New Office: RE/MAX United has opened its third office in North County, said Fred Christiansen, broker-owner.

The newest office is at 1667 S. Mission Road, Suite AA, in San Marcos. He also operates offices in Scripps Ranch and in Escondido. More than 70 sales agents are affiliated with his franchise, he added.

Grupe’s real estate column appears every other week. Please E-mail news items to him at agrupe@sdbj.com.

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