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REAL ESTATE—Local Developments Honored for Design Work



Construction Specifications Institute Installs Officers

Four San Diego County development projects won design awards recently.

The Meadows Del Mar by Del Mar-based Davidson Communities received a Gold Nugget award for Best Single Family Detached Home Over 4,500 Square Feet from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference for Plan 3 at the development, said William Davidson, president.

Piedra del Sol, an apartment complex at San Diego State University, won two merit awards in the Gold Nugget competition. The four-story, 66-unit apartment complex at 5600 Hardy Ave. was designed by the architectural firm of Joseph Wong Design Associates and built by Swinerton & Walberg Co., both of San Diego, said Brian Butler, an SDSU Foundation spokesman.

The complex won in two categories: Best Apartment Project , Four or More Stories; and Best Redevelopment, Rehab or Infill Site Plan.

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Piedra del Sol includes a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom units, subterranean parking, a fourth-floor barbecue and spa area, as well as a balcony or patio with each unit. The design borrows from Spanish Mission style architecture, he said.

The village of Santaluz near Fairbanks Ranch, developed by Taylor Woodrow Homes of Laguna Hills and D.M.B. of Scottsdale, Ariz., won a merit award for Best Site Plan at the same competition.

An eventual 942 homes are planned for the community on 3,900 acres, said Kathy Klassen, a spokeswoman for the developers.

Meanwhile, the San Diego section of the American Society of Civil Engineers last month presented their 1999 Award of Excellence to Boyle Engineering, C.E. Wylie Construction Co., both of San Diego, and the city of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater District for the Penasquitos Trunk Sewer Relief Pipeline and Pump Station.

The project also received an Outstanding Civil Engineering Award of Merit from the ASCE California State Council, said Sharon Wylie, a proposal specialist with the contractor.

The pump station provides increased sewage capacity for residents along the Interstate 15 corridor through 2050 with a maximum capacity of 32 million gallons of wastewater a day. The pump station is currently operating at approximately one-third capacity, she said.

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New Officers: The Construction Specifications Institute’s San Diego chapter has installed new officers.

Chuck Dahlen, an architect with the Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command in San Diego, was installed as president. Joseph Winand, a marketing representative with Ingersoll-Rand’s door hardware division, was installed as vice president/president-elect; Dina D. Moyer, regional manager for Frazee Industries, was tapped to be secretary; and Dennis M. Young, a representative for ICI Dulux Paints, was selected as treasurer.

The Construction Specifications Institute provides technical information, continuing education and a common system of organizing and presenting construction information, Dahlen said.

Bits And Pieces: ProjectDesign Consultants of San Diego has opened a branch office in Bakersfield. The company currently operates other branch offices in Temecula, Phoenix, and Portland, Ore. N.N. Jaeschke Inc. has been awarded the property management contract for Encinitas Ranch, an 852-acre condominium development in Encinitas. The Careltas Development Co. of Encinitas is developing the 500-home planned community, said Nora Jaeschke, president of the management company National builder Kaufman and Broad teamed up with the Upper Deck Co. and San Diego Padres last month to raise $1,200 to benefit the Padres Foundation, which funds scholarships and other youth-oriented philanthropy. Klang & Associates of San Diego will begin interior design work this month for Village Walk, a mixed-use development in Little Italy.

Send real estate and construction news to Art Grupe at agrupe@sdbj.com.

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