Announcing Ed Holakiewicz and Our New Leadership

(Left to Right) Ben Meza, Eric Soldau, Bill Magnuson, Ed Holakiewicz, Anh Ngu, Paul Lorhan)

“Vital to design excellence is sensitivity to human experience and comfort.”

Ed Holakewicz, AIA, brings his 30 years of design excellence achieved through collaboration, long-term partnerships with clients, and vision for the future.

Ed’s lasting mark on San Diego architecture with the Caltrans Building in Old Town, First Allied Plaza Downtown, and Sony Headquarters building join with Mosher Drew’s legacy in Southern California.

Together with Principal Bill Magnuson, AIA, Ed will head the higher education studio. Together, we have designed a half million SF at USD and plan to leave an impact on San Diego college campuses.

The enthusiasm and passion of our new leadership guides the way toward a new future.

Ed Holakiewicz, AIA

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A Tribute to John Robert “Bob” Mosher, September 27, 1920 – July 26, 2015)

Bob Mosher and Roy Drew in their office in La Jolla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 26, 2015, a force in San Diego architecture passed away, leaving an enduring legacy on the San Diego skyline. Robert “Bob” Mosher, FAIA, died in his La Holla home following a long and distinguished professional career at the age of 94.

Bob Mosher began his architecture practice in 1946 out of the Green Dragon Colony in La Jolla. A few years later, his friend Roy Drew joined to found Architects Mosher Drew. His landmark projects include the Coronado Bridge, Muir College at UCSD, and the NBC Tower in Downtown San Diego.

The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, designed by architect Robert Mosher, is pictured in this undated photo.

The firm believed that superior architecture contributes to the higher aspirations of man and to the protection of the environment. For many years, there was a small sign mounted over the entrance to the drafting room in their La Jolla office which read:

“We believe that the environment should reflect the warmth and unique quality of the human spirit. To the degree that man can accomplish this aim, so will he expand his total resources in our complex contemporary world.”

Bob Mosher’s philosophy resonates with our firm as we continue to instill his gumption and passion for the human spirit into the built environment.

Bob Mosher with Roy Drew

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Check Out Our New Website!

Aztec Terrace at San Diego State University: One of our recent projects. Check out more photos on the Studios > Commercial tabs on the left-hand navigation bar.

We’ve made some big changes in the last year, with new projects, new faces, and a new future. See all of our new stuff on the Studios, People, and About Us tabs on the left hand navigation bar!

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The San Diego Zoo Asian Leopards Exhibit is Now Open + New Video


Image Credit: Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo

The Asian Leopards are moved in and ready to accept visitors! Read more about the two new roommates, and find out their opinion of their new digs over at the San Diego Zoo blog.

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The Future Home of the Asian Leopards

The new Asian Leopards exhibit at the San Diego Zoo is under way. Take a look at the cats’ new home!

The leopards will use this walkway to go between exhibits 


 

The landscaping mimics a rainforest in Southeast Asia 


Future home of the Asian Leopards!

 

The rock wall will be the leopards’ favorite hangout

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University of San Diego Bookstore Wins International Bim Award!

We’re the 2015 recipient of the BuildingSMART BIM Award!

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Your First Look at the New USD Bookstore

If you’ve been to the University of San Diego lately, you may have noticed that a new Torero Store is under way. If not, then have no fear: You can watch the livestream of construction here!

Sometimes we watch this on the weekend with a glass of lemonade in hand–just in case!

Together with Balfour Beatty Construction, we’re replicating the Spanish Renaissance style of the university.


The new bookstore is set for an early Summer 2015 opening so that students will actually be excited to buy their books at the start of the 2015 school year.

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Miramar College Student Services Center Certified LEED Silver!

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Celebrating the Opening of the SDSU Aztec Market with New Photos and Articles!

Winter semester can be dreary for university students, so the January 5th opening of the Aztec Markets at Storm and Nasatir comes at the right time to offer students a place to hang out, grab a meal, and study.

Check out the Aztec News for why students are excited for the new marketplace.

The Aztec Grill offers fresh, sustainable food

 

 

 

 

 

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East County Performing Arts Center on the Way to Reopening

The East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) closed its doors in 2010, but is now on the way to reopening in late 2015.

We are working on reimaging ECPAC to comply with current code requirements, including:

-Disabled Access Upgrades
-Fire/Life/Safety Upgrades
-New Theatrical Lighting
-New Sound System

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