Roger Chikhani, architect with the Luckman Partnership since 1980, has been named an associate partner of the firm. His current responsibilities include restoration of the 62-story First Interstate Bank Building in downtown Los Angeles, which was severely damaged by fire on May 4, 1988. The building originally opened in 1974 and was designed by this Los Angeles-based company.
LaCagnina & Associates, headquartered in Encino, has promoted William C. Hidalgo to senior vice president. The firm develops, manages, consults and leases shopping centers and malls. Hidalgo was previously vice president and general manager for Gladstone Development Co.
Calprop Corp. has added Patricia M. Logan to its staff as vice president of marketing and sales. She will oversee the Marina del Rey-based company's marketing activities in both its Northern and Southern California divisions. Logan brings to Calprop 12 years of experience in residential and commercial marketing, plus public property development.
Ellen Cohn has joined two subsidiaries of A. Epstein and Sons International Inc. as their director of marketing. These Los Angeles firms, Interior Design Inc. and A. Epstein and Sons (California) Inc., provide full-service interior design, architecture and engineering.
The Washington, D.C.-based Construction Management Assn. of America has announced that its new president is Wayne C. Twedell of Jones Construction Management of Los Angeles.
Pardee Construction Co. has promoted Nancy B. Smith to vice president of sales processing. She will be working out of the firm's main office in Los Angeles, where she will coordinate residential home sales in Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura counties and Las Vegas.
The management firm of Prentiss Properties Ltd. Inc. has brought on board George J. Wilds and William A. Shubin as its western region vice presidents of commercial and industrial development, respectively. Wilds' responsibilities include the acquisition, design and development of office and mixed-use properties. Shubin's responsibilities are the same except he will focus on industrial parcels and buildings.
Jerry Friedman, a longtime associate of Vistar Financial Inc., has joined the staff as its director of investor relations. He will be in charge of maintaining personal contact with investors and assisting in financial planning and investment analysis. The company is based in Marina del Rey.
Manager of corporate tax and special projects is Mark Doyle's new position upon joining McMillin Communities, a San Diego company in home building for more than four decades. Doyle will handle its general accounting, investment analysis and tax compliance.
Elliott Corp. of Newport Beach has brought in Gary Monroe as its senior project manager. He will coordinate the construction of the Calabasas Commerce Center and will head the West Valley/Ventura Country regional office.
Michael J. McGarrey has joined Jaric Development Partners as chief financial officer. His responsibilities for the Los Angeles-based commercial real estate development firm will include project financing, general accounting and lender relations.
Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones of San Francisco has opened an office in Los Angeles. Tom Goffigon will direct the architectural firm's Southern California operations.
Ellerbe Becket has announced two changes in its structure: Harry Wolf, as new senior vice president and corporate design principal; and Robert J. Nasraway, as director of its Los Angeles office. Wolf's position will have a major national and international design responsibility for the firm's Los Angeles office; Nasraway will have executive responsibility for the region.
The California Council, American Institute of Architects (CCAIA) has elected Robert Allen Reed vice president, professional practice for 1989 and 1990. CCAIA represents about 10,000 California members on issues involving state regulatory agencies and boards.
David Linsel has joined the Feola/Deenihan Partnership in Glendale, bringing with him 20 years of architectural experience in the design of shopping centers, hospitals and other buildings.
W. Gary Mangham has been promoted to senior associate for the Newport Beach firm of Ware Associates Inc.
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission has a new member, Michael C. F. Chan, principal/founding partner of Michael C. F. Chan & Associates Inc. and of Kober/Chan International. Commissioners, appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley for five-year terms, are responsible for approving design of structures built on or over city property and all artworks acquired by the city.
Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff has appointed Steve Adams director of interior design at its Los Angeles office. Adams' experience includes interiors projects and he has created diverse furnishings for a variety of manufacturers.