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Swinerton Builders

September 26, 2011 14:14 ET

First Unitarian Universalist Church Celebrates Ground Breaking

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - The First Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 4190 Front Street in San Diego, has broken ground on their New Bard Hall and Campus Site Improvement Project. The project involves upgrades to the existing six-acre site, including utility upgrades, landscaping/irrigation, habitat mitigation, and hardscape. Construction Management services are provided by Southern Cross Property Consultants; and the General Contractor is Swinerton Builders.

The centerpiece of the project involves the construction of the New Bard Hall which will be a two-story, 8,700-square-foot structure incorporating many sustainable design principles. Innovative uses of natural finishes, ventilation, shading, reflectance, and energy management are just some of the incorporated design elements. The building will encompass a large Main Hall, Meeting Rooms, Library, Kitchen, Workroom, and Offices. The project is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2012. Architectural design services are being provided by Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc.

About First Unitarian Universalist Church: First Unitarian Universalist Church is an inclusive, supportive, liberal religious community that encourages spiritual growth and compassionate living. We gather in reverence to sense the sacred, to be renewed, and to be present and mindful as we journey together, but yet alone, on our separate paths. It is the mission of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego to create community, nurture spiritual growth and to act on our values to help heal the world.

About Southern Cross Property Consultants: Southern Cross Property Consultants is a construction management and facilities management consulting firm with clients throughout Southern California. Specializing in three distinct client types: religious & non-profit, homeowner association/common interest development, and multi-family housing since 2002; SCPC's services include property evaluations, facilities management & maintenance plans, sustainable/green facilities consulting, master planning, design and construction management, and project management for projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars in value. More information is available at

About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized since 1888, the San Diego office was established in 1993 and is devoted to the San Diego community and its regional growth. The Swinerton difference is the strong local San Diego relationships and expertise, combined with the resources and capacity of a larger, top-ranked national firm capable of meeting any construction need -- from multi-million-dollar facilities to minor renovations. Whether preconstruction, general building, special projects, design-build, or renewable energy, our teams execute every project with passion and relentless accountability. From the historic renovation of the national landmark Hotel Del Coronado to multiple projects with Kaiser Permanente, Scripps Health, UCSD, QUALCOMM, Sunroad Enterprises, and Pala Casino Spa Resort, we are the premier builder in San Diego. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.

About Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc.: Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm. Our approach to design relies heavily on open communication between all members of the design team, including clients, users and community groups. Our recent projects include schools, recreation facilities, church facilities, libraries, park facilities, historic preservation, mixed use, operation and administration facilities and residential projects. Platt/Whitelaw's public agency clients include municipalities, school districts, state agencies and federal agencies. For more information, please visit

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