The APA San Diego Annual Awards is a night of celebrating forward-thinking, innovative, and impactful planning projects and individuals. The 2016 APA San Diego Awards Ceremony will recognize projects and people that exemplify the best of the planning profession in the San Diego region. This year's ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at the Downtown Encinitas Library.
Prior to the awards ceremony, The APA San Diego Awards Walking Tour will guide participants on a tour of downtown Encinitas, with walking moderators between stops as well as speakers at various stops along the tour. The 1.5-hour tour will make stops at various locations around downtown Encinitas that both pay tribute to the City’s past and look forward to the City’s future. These locations include 1) Encinitas Train Station; 2) La Paloma Theater; 3) Moonlight Beach; 4) Pacific View Elementary (future redevelopment site), Old School House, and historic boat houses; 5) Pacific Station (recent mixed-use development); 6) Self-Realization Fellowship; 7) Santa Fe Drive Pedestrian Undercrossing; 8) Cardiff Coastal Rail Trail; and 9) City Hall. Speakers have been chosen based on their knowledge of these locations/projects, and will educate participants along the tour.
Dahvia Lynch, AICP CEP, LEED AP. Ms. Lynch has nearly 15 years of public sector experience in the planning and development field. Her technical specialties are land use and environmental planning, sustainable design and public policy. Her current focus is on transit planning as Chief Planning Officer for North County ... Read More
Ed Deane, P.E. Mr. Deane graduated from San Diego State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He began his engineering career with Caltrans in 1988. While at Caltrans, his projects varied in complexity from full freeway design, to simple sidewalk improvements. After 15 ... Read More
Bart Smith, AIA. Mr. Smith is Owner and Principal Architect of DZN Partners. Bart has been a licensed Architect since 1991 and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1986. Bart is very active in the community. He is a past President ... Read More
Thora Guthrie. Executive Director of Downtown Encinitas MainSteet Association. Read More
John Maple. John Maple of Maple M3 Architects (MM3A) has over 40 years of experience as an architect licensed in California. John is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s International Architecture program. The firm’s experience includes work on a variety of project types, from custom homes ... Read More
Mike Strong. Mike Strong is a Senior Planner with the City of Encinitas, working on a range of projects that shape how we live in cities, communities, and regions of tomorrow. Mike has been working in the public sector since his graduation from UC Davis (BA in Political Science/Economics ... Read More
Kerry Kusiak. Kerry Kusiak worked for one year in the City of Escondido before coming to the City of Encinitas in 1999, where he currently serves as Senior Planner II. Major projects include the Encinitas Community Park and Pacific Station. Currently managing the Planning & Building Department’s Customer and Project ... Read More
Frank Owsiany, P.E. Frank Owsiany is a Principal Engineer with the San Diego Association of Governments, SANDAG, the regional planning agency for 19 jurisdictions in the San Diego, California region. In his current role as Deputy Project Director of Design for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, Frank is responsible ... Read More
Michael Stauffer. Mr. Stauffer has 17 years of experience with the City of Encinitas, Parks & Recreation Department. Started as an intern in Public Works. Most recently Senior Management Analyst. Appointed Acting Park Superintendent in April 2016. Project manager for the $4.9 million Moonlight Beach Improvement Project. Heavily involved in ... Read More
Micah Hale, PhD. Dr. Hale joined Dudek as a senior archeologist to expand the environmental firm’s California-wide cultural resources practice. Dr. Hale has experience conducting both academic and professional research in archaeology at the supervisory level in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon, including work for California Department of Transportation ... Read More
Peder is a public official, and a consultant in the fields of planning, sustainability and transportation. Peder is currently under contract with the City of Carlsbad and the Leichtag Foundation. Regionally, Peder has served for nine years as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner. He is currently serving as Chairperson ... Read More