CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 |
Plans for a $7-million community center will proceed at least a step further, a divided City Council decided Monday. Council members voted 3 to 2 to authorize architects GKK Inc. of Irvine to continue working with design plans for the center, which had been on hold. Construction documents will then be presented to the council, project manager Sondra Evans said. At a special council meeting Monday, Mayor Frank Fry Jr. and council members Tony Lam and Margie L.
January 26, 1994 |
Man's Home Is His Sandcastle: Costa Mesa architects McLarand, Vasquez & Partners have been honored for The Sandcastle, a Newport Beach home chosen as 1993 Home of the Year by the National Assn. of Home Builders. The trade group cited the home's strong sense of context, warm and natural materials, openness and practicality. The beachfront home is the personal residence of architect Carl McLarand . The company received the award last weekend in Las Vegas at the trade group's annual convention.
July 15, 1991 |
You folks in the local architecture community have come in for your share of lumps from the critics over the years. Do you think the criticism's valid? Actually, it was interesting that the Boston critic lambasted Orange County--particularly for its car-oriented environment--because the next week or so, on the cover of Time magazine, there was an article about Boston gridlock with pictures of wall-to-wall cars. It's easy to come to another part of the country and criticize but not see the problems in your own environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1993 |
Kathleen L. Davis, who served as executive director of the American Institute of Architects Orange County chapter, has died of cancer. She was 60. Davis, who was born in St. Louis, began her career with the architects' professional group in 1973 in Washington. She moved in 1983 to Orange County, where she became executive director of the local chapter, which, with about 1,000 members, is one of the nation's largest.