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March 22, 2009

Past projects

When I told some friends about passing the CSE (architectural license), one of them suggested I post pictures of what I get built. But the truth is, I’ve already gotten some things built. Take a look…

Building for Success Program
The Building for Success Program, authorized under the passage of Proposition U & C, includes modernization and expansion of sixteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one continuation high school in the Poway Unified School District. Some of the key aspects of the program are to optimize state school facilities program funds, minimize learning disruption, and maintain safety and quality standards.

Proposition U schools I’ve completed include: Garden Road Elementary, Painted Rock Elementary, Chaparral Elementary (Prop C) and Valley Elementary Schools. I also did Mt. Carmel High School with my mentor and friend Mike Norton (retired).

I was also heavily involved in Del Norte High School, Oak Valley Middle School, and Mesa Verde Middle School.

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7 comments

  • At 6:17 pm on March 22, 2009, adonis commented:

    So these were done when you were a rogue, unlicensed architect?

    Like some kind of Black Ops thing?

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  • At 6:42 pm on March 22, 2009, archshrk commented:

    I was the Project Leader. My boss was the architect who signed the drawings. Its a technical issue but basically, he takes the risks (liability) and therefore he gets the big bucks. I can’t be sued for the work, while he can.

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  • At 6:45 pm on March 22, 2009, adonis commented:

    .. but you still did most of the designing – and he ‘stamps approval’ on it?

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  • At 7:14 pm on March 22, 2009, archshrk commented:

    True, but he also brings in the client, keeps them happy, manages the firm and keeps us out of legal and financial hot water. The problem with architecture is that the higher you move up, the less designing you actually do. But that’s were the money is.

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  • At 7:23 pm on March 22, 2009, adonis commented:

    That would make me sad. :(

    It’s probably the same for graphic artist, and a host of other professions as well.

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  • At 2:50 am on March 23, 2009, Midori commented:

    I like it, it is the good mix between traditionnal and modern, wood and metal. :)

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  • At 6:42 am on March 23, 2009, archshrk commented:

    The photos are all modernizations (upgrades to existing schools) so you have to work within the existing design/structure of the campus. To really appreciate the difference, you need to see before and after photos. I’ll see if I can dig some up.

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