Archive for the ‘SDAF’ Category

A Grand Sendoff for a Grand Dame

By Beth Geraci You’d be hard pressed to find someone as committed to the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) as outgoing SDAF President Margit Whitlock, AIA.  After three years at the helm, Margit is stepping down as president to let Pauly De Bartolo fill her shoes. And she’s doing it …

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New Scholarship Will Promote Diversity in Architecture

After George Floyd’s death and the protests against police brutality that followed, the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) expressed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement and a desire to do more to support diversity in architecture. As a first step toward bringing those commitments to life, SDAF is …

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The SDAF Volunteer Whose Heart Beats for a Border Town

Carolina Salgado loves building community, whether she’s south of the border or north of it.  On a Tijuana hilltop with one road in and one road out, Carolina Salgado spent the fabled days of her youth. It was the kind of idyllic upbringing where kids played in the street and …

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Using Design to ‘Build Bridges’ at the Border

From the start, Tariq Jaber was a living incarnation of a topic that would become increasingly important to him — borders. Years later, as a 2019 Pillars Scholar at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, the topic would inform his study and channel his focus. Jaber visited several international borders …

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How SDAF’s BEEP Program is Inspiring the Next Generation

At the root of Laura DuCharme Conboy’s architectural career is a simple love. A love for making things. It goes back to her high school drafting class, where she developed a passion for drawing. Whether she’s crafting 3-D cakes in the kitchen or designing award-winning, high-end residences, Conboy long has …

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