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.
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.
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.
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.
August 9, 1987
Welton Becket Associates, Santa Monica, and Ellerbe Associates Inc., Minneapolis, are planning to merge, a move that will place the new firm among the five largest design companies in the nation. MacDonald G. Becket, chairman of the Becket Group, and John J. Labosky, president of Ellerbe, have signed a letter of intent to merge their companies by late this year. A name for the new firm has not been chosen, a Becket spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
October 6, 1985
Topping out of the 13-story office tower being constructed as the first element of Century Centre, an $80-million master-planned business environment at Jamboree Boulevard and Main Street in Irvine, has been announced by its developer, Robert A. Alleborn Associates. Construction of the tower, in the project's first phase, is on schedule for an opening of the building in the first quarter of 1986.