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, County of San Diego – Project of the […]
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The Botanical Building in Balboa Park – Makeover Edition!
Iconic San Diego structure will soon be restored to its original condition…plus a few improvements By Sandra Gramley, AIA, LEED NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc. Restoration is underway on the Botanical Building in Balboa Park! If you’ve been following our news site, you know that we’ve written about this building before…and […]
PWA Project Profile: Park de la Cruz Neighborhood Park & Therapeutic Recreation Services
By Sandra Gramley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Civic projects are the crux of what we do. Designing Park de la Cruz Neighborhood Park & Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) in City Heights was especially rewarding for us because we were truly designing for universal use. The intention of our client, the City of San Diego, […]
The Creation & Restoration of Balboa Park
Balboa Park’s origin story Just outside downtown San Diego are 1,200 acres of land dedicated as park space by the City of San Diego. Known as Balboa Park, the space includes many natural and planted areas as well as buildings that represent some of San Diego’s most iconic architecture. Central Park in New York City […]
Cesar Solis Community Park Wins APWA Award!
We’re HONORED to learn that our Cesar Solis Community Park project just won the 2019 Project of the Year award from the APWA San Diego/Imperial Counties! We love designing community projects, and this one had a community of its own in our wonderful project team: City of San Diego, Schmidt Design Group (prime), BSE Engineering […]