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July 18, 1996 | JEFF KASS
A marina in Thailand, a South County church and a high school in Diamond Bar can all be seen at MainPlace/Santa Ana during an exhibit of works by local architects. The dozens of drawings and photographs are of projects submitted by Southern California architects for a design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects of Orange County. To qualify for the competition, architects must either be based in Orange County or have works in the county.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JOHN POPE
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | JOHN POPE
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | JEFF KASS
A marina in Thailand, a South County church and a high school in Diamond Bar can all be seen at MainPlace/Santa Ana during an exhibit of works by local architects. The dozens of drawings and photographs are of projects submitted by Southern California architects for a design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects of Orange County. To qualify for the competition, architects must either be based in Orange County or have works in the county.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1994 | Debora Vrana, Times correspondent
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.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1991 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
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 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and VANESSA DeRUYTER and JOHN POPE and SUSAN DEEMER
Three Saddleback College students recently took first-, second- and third-place awards in the 1998 design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Orange County. Sonnie Gutierrez of Mission Viejo won a $500 scholarship for first, Jeff Cary of Mission Viejo won $300 for second, and James Buckman of Laguna Niguel won $200 for third. Three projects by students at Esperanza High School in Anaheim received top honors in the high school division.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1994 | Debora Vrana, Times correspondent
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.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1991 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS
Newport Beach, San Clemente, Tustin and La Habra have received awards from the American Institute of Architects' Orange County chapter (AIA/OC) for excellence in community design.
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