Archive: Apr 2014

  1. Turner Construction Company ‘Nails It’ With Their Innovative New Office


    Turner Construction, lobby by ID Studios

    Turner Construction, lobby by ID Studios

    Turner Construction Company ‘Nails It’ With Their Innovative New Office written by David Marino of Hughes Marino.

    “One of the coolest things about working in the commercial real estate business is that there is always something new to discover. Just when you think “well, maybe now I’ve seen it all,” you’re reminded that the opportunity for innovation in office space is absolutely unlimited.

    “Not to date myself, but I have seen literally thousands of commercial office spaces in San Diego over the past few decades, and yet just recently I found myself once again in awe of how one company can almost reinvent their entire image (and definitely their company culture) just by moving into a new office. In this case I’m talking about Turner Construction.”

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  2. SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union – Best Overall Sustainable Design

    sdsuConradPrebysThe Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University has received an award for Best Overall Sustainable Design at the 10th annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards. The awards, hosted by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, highlight the achievements that California campuses have made through innovative and effective energy efficiency projects and sustainable operations.

    “The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union definitely deserved the award,” said Robert Schulz, university architect and associate vice president of operations at SDSU. “This is a major accomplishment, and we are all deeply proud that the university could make it happen.”

    Nearly 80 percent of the materials from the original student union, Aztec Center, have been recycled or reused in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

    Other “green” building highlights include: solar panels; radiant floor system; green roof; underground storage tank to collect rainwater; storm water control; natural daylighting.