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The San Diego Architectural Foundation has announced that the mixed-use, multi-building development Mercado del Barrio has received the 2013 Community Vision Award, which recognizes outstanding urban infill projects, encourages community collaboration, and promotes the implementation of sustainable building practices in revitalizing urban areas of San Diego County.

The San Diego Food Bank presented Hawthorne Cat, the authorized dealer for Caterpillar construction and power equipment in San Diego, with the 2012 Holiday Food Drive Corporate Sponsor Award at its annual sponsor luncheon.


KMA Architecture and Engineering has promoted Heather Mertes to senior associate.

Demand for design services continues to increase in the western region, but at a slower pace from the previous month, according to the American Institute of Architects Architecture Billings Index released on Wednesday.

Architect Graham Downes’ memorial service will be held Saturday.

Architect Graham Downes, who was severely beaten in an altercation early last Friday and pronounced brain-dead on Sunday, was removed from life support at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego Police homicide Lt. Jorge Duran.


Two days after San Diego architect Graham Downes was declared brain-dead, Higinio Salgado, 31, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in San Diego Superior Court to a charge of attempted murder.


The man accused by San Diego Police in the death of local architect Graham Downes will be arraigned today in San Diego Superior Court.

In one word, Graham Downes was “extraordinary.” Downes, a San Diego architect, died on Sunday from injuries sustained in an altercation. He was 56.

Whether about his beloved Bankers Hill, multiple Hard Rock Hotels or a redesign of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Graham Downes spoke passionately about his endeavors.


San Diego architect Graham Downes died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a fight early Friday morning, according to a release from his publicist. He was 56.


Some of Harbor Island's businesses are undergoing major renovations, hoping to entice more patrons.

"Ignite" -- have you heard of it? Launched in Seattle in 2006, Ignite is the brainchild of Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis, and a great example of what happens when technology, media and passion successfully come together. Organized by volunteers, the concept of Ignite is this: participants are given five minutes and 20 presentation slides to speak about their ideas, and personal or professional passions. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The short, quick format of the presentations are meant to "ignite" the audience on a subject -- i.e., generate awareness, and to stimulate thought and action on the subjects presented.

It's a quiet week on the construction front at municipalities, as several are not scheduled to meet.

When taking a break from celebrating Earth Day and Administrative Professionals Day this week, make sure to check out some of these events hosted by the local business community.

The push for local involvement in the operation of the Del Mar Fairgrounds is picking up momentum as county legislators are expected to further explore partnership opportunities for joint operation of the fairgrounds.

Architect Graham Downes was reportedly gravely injured in a Friday morning fight at his Bankers Hill home.

Newmark Realty Capital Inc. has arranged $5.5 million in permanent financing for the San Ysidro Village Shopping Center, an 86,200-square-foot shopping center located in San Ysidro.

Total construction projects that were actively bidding in San Diego were up just 0.7 percent compared to the same period one year ago and up 13.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year, according to a first quarter report from the BidClerk Construction Index.


A survey released Thursday by the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit research group, ranked California to have a higher total number of solar industry jobs through 2012 than any other state in the nation.

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