Balboa Elementary Career Day 2016

Each year Ric Davy and our team visits 3rd and 4th grade students to discuss a career in Architecture. The students have an opportunity to review our work, look at models, ask questions and learn about the field. 

A note from the principal: 

"How wonderful it was to see the eyes of our children when scientist, policeman, fireman, teachers, professors, dentists, news reporters, DJ’s, electricians, office officials, navy, nurses,  business owners, construction directors, architects, orthopedic surgeons, environmental planners, college transition directors, exploring directors, and more at Balboa Career Day 2016-2017.  " 
Reyna Ruiz and Ric Davy meet with the class.

MONARCH SCHOOL SELECTED BY THE PGA TOUR

It was recently announced that the Monarch School  was selected as the PGA Tour National Charity of the Year.  As a result, the non-profit will receive a $30,000 grant and will be featured in a PGA TOUR produced PSA to air during the 2016 season. 

The school was created exclusively to educate homeless children, or those most at risk for homelessness in San Diego. Completed in 2013, Davy Architecture and Bycor Construction teamed to renovate a concrete warehouse in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. 

To read more, visit: http://www.farmersinsuranceopen.com/monarch-school/

To watch the PSA, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzg0B9fwV1M&feature=youtu.be

Inspiring the next generation of Architects!

For the second year in a row, Eric Davy and Melina Aluwi participate in Career Day

We recently participated in Career Day, connecting with local students that are not regularly exposed to professions requiring a college education.  Fourth grade students at the school were asked to write about their "Dream Job".  They wrote about cashiers, hotel maids, housekeepers--jobs that did not require a university or technical education. Career Day was one of the culminating events in a yearlong focus on college preparedness and educational goal setting. They enlisted the help of a wide variety of community professionals, and the Davy team was proud to be involved! 

Davy Architecture participates in Calmentor Program

The Calmentor Program aims to increase the pool of smaller architecture and engineering firms that participate in regional transportation projects. Overseen by the California Department of Transportation District 11, SANDAG, and ACEC San Diego, the program pairs smaller firms with mid-size and larger firms in the area. 

Davy Architecture was paired with HNTB Corporation, a provider of infrastructure solutions to public and private clients throughout the state. For their participation as a mentor, HNTB was recently recognized through an Outstanding Performance Award. When asked about his experience with HNTB, Ric Davy said the following:

"Being involved in the Calmentor program is one of the best opportunities we've had to grow our business. HNTB’s expertise and ongoing support have further enhanced our capabilities and helped to position our firm for greater future success. After 28 years in practice, we still had much to learn. Our 29th year was our best year ever, and our 30th was even better.”

To read more about Calmentor, HNTB and Davy Architecture, click here

To learn more about the Calmentor program click here. 

One, Two, Three Ribbons...

As another school year begins, so do the ribbon cuttings.  Being part of Davy Architecture, means delivering projects on time.  We know opening school, camp, work, or church on time is your number one priority; that is why we have made it ours.  Just this past month, we celebrated three (yes, three) ribbon cuttings for projects that were completed on time.  

The completed projects were YMCA Camp Surf's new Dining Hall in Imperial Beach, Ivy High School in Fallbrook, and a new Veterans' Center for California State University San Marcos.  

California State University San Marcos - Veterans' Center

California State University San Marcos - Veterans' Center

YMCA Beach Party

Picture this: Soft sand, surfing, sand sculptures, children's activities, delicious food and drinks, picturesque views, campfires and smores, and a great group of your family and friends.  Sounds a little too good to be true, right?  It's not!

The Davy Team had a blast wrapping up the summer at the YMCA Camp Surf for their Beach Party showcasing their recently completed Dining Hall.  We couldn't ask for better friends or clients!

YMCA Beach Party

We're THIRTY!

Thirty years...

A lot can happen in thirty years: marriage, children, children having children.  But also, the growth of a firm.  Davy Architecture has been lucky enough to cross the 30-year mark, with all of our limbs still in tact!  We have learned a monumental amount about architecture, design, client relations... and of course, stress.  

But none of it would have been attainable without our clients and friends.  So, thank you for sticking by Davy Architecture throughout the years, watching us grow, and allowing us to watch you grow in return.  

 

Cheers to 30 more!