I am a retired California
Realtor and Editor of San Diego Issues. I have dedicated much of my free
time to Friends of San Diego Architecture, a “grass-roots” group
in San Diego dedicated to educating and enlightening the public on the
architecture and design community. I have been on its Steering Committee
since 1986, chaired an architectural design competition for
Accessory Dwelling Units in which design professionals and architecture
students offered 56 "granny flat" designs for San Diego on 5000 sq. ft.
lots. The competition was targeted as a public awareness campaign to encourage one solution to
San Diego’s housing supply by seeking some changes in the City Council’s
My writings on Accessory
Dwelling Units stem from my frustration over little being done to change
the rules. My other frustrations are with San Diego's political leaders,
so occasionally I will vent on decisions they make. Mostly, I will sit
back and offer commentaries from others.
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I am now Chair of Friends of San Diego
Architecture. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in
March 2010. For 25 years we have been steadfast in our goals of
education and enlightenment. Our lecture series is the backbone of our
organization, but we have introduced panel discussions the last two
years and they draw a large and diverse crowd. We also have a YAYA
(Young Architect of Year Award) speak in the spring and invite
architecture students to present their projects occasionally.
A history professor and a member recently passed
away and his sister gave us his slide collection of art, architecture,
history and technology (9700 slides). We are now working on an online
archive of images to share with the public.