UPCOMING SEMINAR INFORMATION
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 11:30 AM - Tales From the Trenches - Key Issues Affecting the A/E Industry. Join us with Howard Franco, Jr., of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart, LLP, as he discusses key issues affecting designers and their businesses today. This is not a lecture. It will be more of a town hall event. Bring your tough questions as this will be highly interactive. With thirty years of experience, he will discuss important legal decisions, impact on contracts, insurance and risk allocation together with practical advice from a legal and business standpoint for designers.
CELADON AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Society for Design Administration (SDA) was honored to host a site tour conducted by Bridge Housing, Turner Construction, SVA, and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects of BRIDGE Housing's affordable downtown housing project at 9th & Broadway, Celadon on November 20, 2014.
Celadon at 9th & Broadway is a high-rise affordable rental development in downtown San Diego and will offer 250 units of affordable family housing. These studios and one-bedrooms will be available for households with incomes ranging from 30% to 60% of the area median income.
Celadon at 9th & Broadway is three blocks from a major trolley stop and near all basic amenities – grocery stores, a library, post office, a park and more. Residents of the building will have access to three major common areas, all of which are integrated with the outdoors to take advantage of the San Diego climate. There will be a great room, kitchen, media room and outdoor space on the ground floor.
On the fifth floor podium, there will be a laundry room, a supportive services office, a seminar room with a kitchen and outdoor space that will include barbeques and a resident garden. On the 15th floor there will be a terrace with great views of San Diego towards the Bay.
The project is on track to be LEED Silver certified and will have an eco-roof, with drought tolerant planting in all available space at the top of the tower. There will be a photovoltaic system to cover the house electric loads, and highly efficient mechanical systems.
View construction progress on the Celadon at 9th & Broadway earthcam here.
ARCHTOBERFEST - JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN TOUR
In support of Archtoberfest, the Society for Design Administration hosted a site tour on Saturday October 4, 2014, conducted by Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects’ Principal Architect, Kotaro Nakamura. The tour focused on the new pavilion located within the existing Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park.
The new pavilion and kitchen and restroom buildings will be located within the existing Japanese Friendship Garden in the canyon below the teahouse in Balboa Park. Surrounded by lush Japanese landscape and waterfalls running into a koi pond, the building is a post-beam structure designed to house multiple activities including meetings, exhibitions, and wedding receptions with a 300-person capacity. The exterior “Engawa” deck overlooks the water features accessible through traditional Shoji panels.
Who is SDA?
For over 50 years, the Society for Design Administration (SDA), an affiliate of The American Institute of Architects, has promoted education and “best practices” in management and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel. SDA Membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is comprised of personnel in the design profession, including architecture, engineering, construction, landscape and interior design. View a list of current members.
What is SDA?
SDA enhances the professional development and personal growth of its members, and consequently the development and growth of their respective companies. To accomplish this, SDA provides a host of networking opportunities, as well as educational resources in the areas of: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Office Administration, and Project Management.