Let’s Celebrate the Holidays

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Victor H. Navarro, AIA, NCARB, approaches architecture through a collaborative process called Emergent Design. His work engages discussions on social and environmental issues, and evokes a hybrid of research, rationale, and intuition, resulting in unique design solutions.

Born in Chile into a military regime, Victor’s family fled to the U.S. in the late 70’s for 10 years and returned after democracy was reinstated. He began his architecture studies at Universidad Central de Chile and later obtained an M.Arch and B.Arch degrees with honors from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan.

His specialties include single family residential, multifamily mixed-use, restaurants/hospitality, retail, and education.

Victor is also a faculty member at Newschool of Architecture and Design and co-authored the book Social, Growing and Expandable Housing in a Border Community.

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Is there a Doctor in the House?

Movement of the camera in the film “Koolhaas Houselife”

Ramiro Losada-Amor’s Ph.D dissertation titled “Architectural Documentary Cinema: Construction of Contemporary Non-Fiction” examines the documentary film as a medium for conveying a building’s spatial essence.
Ramiro’s work explores how Le Corbusier’s sequence of movements, Frank Lloyd Wright’s centrifugal space, Rem Koolhaas’s unified fragments, and SANAA’s simultaneity are best experienced as documentary films instead of more traditional mediums such as photographs, text, or diagrams.
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What’s Your Favorite Building in San Diego?

We chose Lloyd Ruocco’s Design Center in Hillcrest as the best building in San Diego!

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A New Leader is Stepping Forward

Eric Soldau has been promoted to Associate Principal of Architects Mosher Drew after 19 years with the firm.

As a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Eric’s expertise is in architectural programming, planning, design, and construction in a wide variety of complex multi-phased projects involving DSA, OSHPD and other challenging programs.

With over 22 years of work in the architecture and construction industry, he manages both the Design-Build and conventional project delivery methods. As an Associate Principal and owner, his focus is the local education market, but also includes healthcare, federal, and zoological work.

Eric’s project-centric approach encourages quality service to clients, use of innovation and technology in design, collaborative problem solving, and sustainable project design.

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SDSU Open Air Theater Renovation Makes Concertgoers and Employees Feel Like Kids on Christmas

The new promenade at the SDSU Open Air Theater transforms the concert experience.

From SDSU Alumni News:

The concert experience at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (OAT) just got even better with the completion of expanded concessions, restrooms and a wide new concourse that help reduce lines and crowding while improving access to SDSU’s popular outdoor venue. The update adds a wide new entrance on the southwest side of the theatre while replacing cramped, aging structures and portable toilets with sleek, modern facilities.

The enhancements represent the third and final phase of a $5.7-million OAT makeover that has already included a new stage roof, support system and seating.  The latest improvements were unveiled to the public March 3 at a near-capacity GreenFest concert.

Second-year student Hannah Pollek, who had come to see musicians Rob Stone, YG and Wet Lettuce, said she was impressed with the changes. “It’s really nice,” observed the mechanical engineering major from Cupertino. “I like how they have it laid out for big crowds.”

Read more here!

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We’ve Moved!

Architects Mosher Drew proudly announces our new location:

Mission Brewery Plaza
1775 Hancock Street, Suite 150
San Diego, CA, 92110

Our new location accommodates our growing firm and fortifies our Mission Statement that “Architecture is a shared endeavor; We craft innovative solutions which enrich programmatic and sensory intent, engage the greater community and achieve tangible success.”

We hope to see you in our new collaborative environment!

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Developing San Diego State University’s Community: College Square is Open!


Architects Mosher Drew  re-imaged College Square on College Ave and Linda Paseo  to attract students to the College of Extended Studies. Additional classrooms, Starbucks, and retail spaces on the streetscape expand the Extended Studies program and accomodate the College’s commuter and working students. A new entry courtyard, a sidewalk seating area for Starbucks  pedestrian friendly colors, finishes and textures cement the College Area’s status as a hip, upcoming San Diego community.

Daylighting, finish upgrades, and technology and audio visual systems provide modern flexible classrooms for the College of Extended Studies

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USD Torero Store – The Bookstore of the Future

The last time you went to a bookstore, the trip probably went like this: You walked in to buy the latest kindle/gift/Hunger Games Book, paid at the register, and left. It’s no wonder, then, that competitive pricing from online retailers has put many bookstores out of business.

The new Torero Store at USD changes all that by creating a retail experience based on a dynamic living and learning environment.

The new campus hub invites shoppers and students to explore its interactive environment. A custom-made LED chandelier-like lighting fixture sets the store’s backdop and coordinates with video and sound to create custom moods and ambiance. The space is flexible to accomodate changing retail and student needs, and to serve as a venue for university events.

The Genius Bar is an interactive IT technology service center modeled after an upscale bar. Shoppers receive personalized advisement and support for tech products.

The outdoor patio with a fireplace invites visitors to make connections and study while offering the experience of lounging at an upscale restaurant.

The Torero Store’s innovation was recognized early in the design process when it received the 2015 BuildingSMART BIM Award. Since the store’s opening in the Fall of 2015, it has become the new hub for studying, hanging out, and special events.

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The Renovation of the Sheraton Four Points is Complete

Together with Reno Contracting, we recently finished upgrading an aging Hampton Inn in Point Loma to a refurbished Four Points that’s ready for visitors. Check out the photos!

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