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June 16, 1998 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virtually all architects have to compromise their ideas to satisfy clients. Ralph Allen, a canny 65-year-old Nebraskan, has figured out how to get around this: work for public school districts. "The architect?" Allen said, giving his low-key, cracker-barrel voice the brisk intonation of a school superintendent. "He's going to do the best he can. I'm not going to tell him how to do it because I have no background in it."
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June 16, 1998 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virtually all architects have to compromise their ideas to satisfy clients. Ralph Allen, a canny 65-year-old Nebraskan, has figured out how to get around this: work for public school districts. "The architect?" Allen said, giving his low-key, cracker-barrel voice the brisk intonation of a school superintendent. "He's going to do the best he can. I'm not going to tell him how to do it because I have no background in it."
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July 24, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LPA Inc. of Irvine and Ralph Allen & Partners of Santa Ana took top honors Friday night at the annual Design Awards sponsored by the American Institute of Architects' Orange County chapter. A jury of three visiting design professionals chose 12 of the 64 entries for commendation. Allen & Partners won one of the two top Honor awards for the Mary Butler Intermediate School in the Long Beach Unified School District. LPA received the other Honor award for the Kubota Tractor Corp.
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July 24, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LPA Inc. of Irvine and Ralph Allen & Partners of Santa Ana took top honors Friday night at the annual Design Awards sponsored by the American Institute of Architects' Orange County chapter. A jury of three visiting design professionals chose 12 of the 64 entries for commendation. Allen & Partners won one of the two top Honor awards for the Mary Butler Intermediate School in the Long Beach Unified School District. LPA received the other Honor award for the Kubota Tractor Corp.
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April 27, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The U.S. Small Business Administration will honor representatives of four Orange County companies at a luncheon Friday at the Anaheim Pan Pacific Hotel. Awards will go to: * Ralph Allen, president of the architecture firm Ralph Allen & Partners in Santa Ana, as Small-Business Person of the Year. * Susan Corrales-Diaz of Systems Integrated in Orange as National Exporter of the Year. * Cecil Hess of MetroLaser in Irvine as National Prime Contractor of the Year.
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June 1, 1998
Ralph Allen & Partners of Santa Ana has received the 1998 "Firm of the Year" award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. Featured in such publications as Progressive Architecture and Architectural Record, the 25-member firm was founded in 1938. During the last 29 years, it has won 15 awards from the Orange County chapter of the AIA.
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August 29, 2001 | From Times Staff Writers
Supervisors Tuesday selected an architect to remodel the Orange County Public Law Library in Santa Ana. Ralph Allen & Partners will be paid $573,000 for the design, engineering and planning approvals for the project, which is to include a 21,500-square-foot expansion for the library's collections and evolving technologies. Funds for the project will come from filing fees for court services, rather than the county's general fund. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2004.
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February 5, 1989
An $8.5-million subterranean elementary school for the Lennox School District, near Los Angeles International Airport, will replace the former Larch Elementary School. Funded by Caltrans, the new 55,000-square-foot elementary school on a 9.3-acre site, is scheduled to open in December. The site will require less land than other schools its size since parking facilities will be on the roof of the below-grade building that will house 1,000 children.
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May 6, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The City Council on Monday agreed to pay $20,000 to study a plan to build a cultural arts center with the Buena Park School District. The proposed center would attempt to serve the schools as well as the city's Civic Theatre and Children's Theatre. The school district and the city would fund the project, estimated to cost between $2.5 million and $3 million, and the center would be built at Buena Park Junior High School.
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October 5, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
The city will move ahead to repair a leaky roof on the library at a cost of about $500,000 before the rainy season begins. The City Council on Tuesday agreed to hire Hill International Inc. of Newport Beach to oversee the repairs to the library. City Atty. Alan R. Burns said that the city has sued the contractor and architect for roof leaks and related problems. Rainey Construction Co.
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