The vast majority of our firm’s architectural design work happens for public agency clients. That’s why honors from the American Public Works Association (APWA) mean so much to us.
We’re celebrating our clients’ wins this year at the San Diego APWA Awards Program:
- Oceanside Crisis Stabilization Unit is a new, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week walk-in facility based on a living room model that offers a kinder, gentler approach to intervention and stabilization for anyone suffering from a behavioral or mental health crisis.
- The Bud Kearns Memorial Swimming Pool is an outdoor facility located in Morley Field Park in the North Park Community. First opened in 1933, it is San Diego’s oldest public pool. It was reopened this year after a two-year renovation process.
- North Park Mini Park is a new, half-acre park and plaza with family-friendly amenities situated behind the historic North Park Theater.
Ocean Beach Walkway, City of San Diego
- The walkway needed rebuilding over a jetty to provide an accessible path of travel onto Dog Beach.
As projects of the year, Oceanside Crisis Stabilization Unit or Bud Kearns Memorial Swimming Pool could be selected by the jury to be recognized at the APWA San Diego chapter gala in the fall. That project would then get submitted to the national APWA competition.
It’s also worth noting that further north, the Ventura County APWA honored the City of Camarillo for its North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter Plant. We teamed with engineering lead Brown & Caldwell and their partners to design a reverse osmosis facility. Here the city of Camarillo can leach enough salt from the groundwater to significantly reduce its reliance on imported water.
Congratulations to all of these agencies up and down Southern California for your vision and leadership and to the many firms that collaborated to bring these projects to life.
Photo Left to Right: Sandra Gramley.