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Project Spotlight: “Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson”

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Jon Deck, PE, SE | Jon is an Associate Principal at DCI’s San Diego office. He enjoys seeing the development of smart built environments around the city. When he has an inquisitive audience, he likes to share the “how and why” behind the structures we design. 

Rose Bechtold, Communications Specialist | Rose comes from a journalism and technical writing background. She is in her element while in research mode and naturally immerses herself in expert knowledge by interviewing staff members about new subjects. In her spare time, Rose practices plein-air sketching of buildings and random scenes around town.

 

(photo courtesy Jonathan Segal)

 

This seven-story mixed-use concrete building in San Diego won the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for “New Construction” from the Structural Engineering Association of San Diego (SEAOSD). This project accomplished a high-density residential solution in the Hillcrest neighborhood by accommodating 36 market-rate and affordable housing units, at-grade commercial space, and a below-grade parking level (54 stalls). Since the architect (Jonathan Segal) was also the developer, the 42,923-sf project was completed in 14 months.

The completion of Mr. Robinson was more than just opening a standard mixed-use building. SEAOSD judges recognized its innovation of design: providing flexible tenant spaces; elegant, spacious interiors with exposed structural concrete; and intentional geometry and orientation to bring in abundant natural light. When the judges paused and asked: “How did they do that?” – DCI’s Associate Principal Jon Deck presented project insight for inquiring minds during the SEAOSD awards ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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About the Author

Jon Deck, PE, SE | Jon is an Associate Principal at DCI’s San Diego office. He enjoys seeing the development of smart built environments around the city. When he has an inquisitive audience, he likes to share the “how and why” behind the structures we design. 

Rose Bechtold, Communications Specialist | Rose comes from a journalism and technical writing background. She is in her element while in research mode and naturally immerses herself in expert knowledge by interviewing staff members about new subjects. In her spare time, Rose practices plein-air sketching of buildings and random scenes around town.

 

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