Austin Veum Robbins Partners (AVRP) has passed the $2 billion mark in construction value of its projects under contract in Southern California. The firm was founded by Douglas H. Austin, FAIA, in 1976 and currently has just under 100 employees, according to AVRP President Christopher T. Veum.
Austin, Veum and AVRP principal Randy S. Robbins share the philosophy that structures become part of the life of a community -- and that AVRP's efforts should reflect that responsibility.
The firm has concentrated on designing environments in three specific categories: where people live and play (multipurpose/mixed-use, high density urban and housing developments); where people work (state-of-the-art, high-tech, corporate and medical facilities); and where people learn (educational institutions and community centers).
"We share a commitment to the vision that great architecture goes beyond solving functional problems," said Austin. "Great architecture enhances living environments by imbuing them with a great sense of spirit."
For its designs, AVRP has garnered more than 80 local, regional and national awards.
AVRP currently has more than 100 Southern California projects in which it is involved. Some major San Diego projects include: