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January 19, 1986
Sheri Singer, designer/computer liaison at Welton Becket Associates, has been named 1986 president of the Assn. for Computers in Design. She will be joined by Jim Lefever, computer operations manager at Becket, vice president; architect Steve Karzen, associate architect/project manager in the UCLA campus planning office, secretary, and Mike Fuller, computer operations manager for Leo A. Daly in Los Angeles, treasurer.
February 14, 1988
Construction has begun on the $20-million Doris Stein Eye Research Center on the UCLA campus in Westwood. The 67,000-square-foot building will accomodate an expansion of programs associated with the Jules Stein Eye Institute and UCLA's opthalmology department when it is completed by fall, 1989. It will also provide additional space for clinical research related to eye diseases.
January 25, 1987
Cyril Chern, principal of the Hollywood-based architectural firm H.C.T. Inc., has been installed as 1987 president of the American Institute of Architects' Los Angeles chapter. Robert Allen Reed, Welton Becket Associates, was installed as vice president, and Richard Appel, Hutner & Appel, assumed the duties of chapter treasurer for a second year. Glenous Absmeier was installed as president of the Women's Architectural League.
August 24, 1986
Sandra Lucero of Hennessy & Associates has been installed as 1986-87 president of the Society of Architectural Administrators. Serving with her are Katheryn Ridgley of Davidson Associates, vice president/programs; Helen Fluhrer of Pulliam, Matthews & Associates, second vice president/membership; Irene Frankel, John Warnecke & Associates, treasurer; Patricia Takanashi of Welton Becket Associates, recording secretary; Sandra Nelson of Charles Kober Associates, corresponsing secretary.
November 6, 1990
The Los Angeles County Claims Board on Monday recommended that the county accept a $3-million settlement from two firms for alleged defects in their design of the Olive View Medical Center. The county filed suit against four firms in 1986 after officials learned that the almost-completed medical center in Sylmar was plagued with design problems that delayed its opening for nearly a year.
November 28, 1990
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed a $3-million settlement with two firms for defects in the design of Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar. The county filed a lawsuit against four firms in 1986 after officials discovered that the nearly completed county hospital was riddled with design flaws. It cost the county $4.8 million to correct the problems, according to records. The two firms that reached a settlement with the county are Syska & Hennessey Inc.
June 9, 1989
The two 13-story towers of Century Centre contain a total of 447,656 square feet. The first building, completed in April, 1986, is 91% leased. The second, finished in February, 1988, is 43% leased. Major tenants include Century 21 International and Metropolitan Life. FACTS AND FIGURES Address: 2601 and 2603 Main St., Irvine Developer: Robert A. Alleborn and Metropolitan Life Architect: Welton Becket Associates Primary Contractor: Robert A. Alleborn Associates Broker: Coldwell Banker Number of floors: 13 Use: Office Parking capacity: 1,663 Rental cost per square foot: $1.65-$1.
April 12, 1987
The 25-Year Award of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects has been given to the CBS building, Beverly Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, and to its designers, Charles Luckman and the late William L. Pereira. Distinguished achievement awards were given to Welton Becket Associates, Carlos Diniz, KCET Channel 28, Fernando Juarez, Toshikazu Terasawa and Thomas R. Vreeland.
March 24, 1985
Becket International has signed an agreement with a Chinese governmental agency to design and build a $28-million, 500-room hotel in the city of Xi'an in the Shaanxi province in northwestern China. Construction of the Huashan Hotel is expected to begin late this year, with completion scheduled for late 1987, according to MacDonald G. Becket, chairman of the board of the Becket Group whose Los Angeles-based Welton Becket Associates will design the facility.
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