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Wednesday, September 30, 2015


HONOR AWARD--The AIACC jury honored architect Rob Quigley's team for
“Torr Kaelan,” a 14,000 s.f., five level courtyard centric town home and commercial space in the heart of San Diego’s East Village urban node.
By Thomas Shess--Architect Rob Quigley, FAIA, is one of San Diego’s leading lights in residential, hospitality, multi-unit housing, transit and public works.  Only a handful of local architects share the stage with Quigley’s masterful career contributions.

This past week, Quigley’s firm received a top “honor” award from his peers at the American Institute of Architects California Council, an industry group comprising 11,0000 architects and allied professionals in California.

The AIACC jury honored the Quigley team for “Torr Kaelan,” a 14,000 s.f., five level townhome and commercial space in the heart of San Diego’s East Village urban node.

It is a significant award.

The goal of the project was to create a transparent, unusually interactive environment for creative tenants to live over their workplace in a redeveloping downtown neighborhood.  Create a sustainable building with enough solar energy to power offices, residence and two electric cars.

Torr Kaelan is a five-story, mixed-use, urban infill building with two town house residences over offices. The heart of the building is the central courtyard. In the late afternoon, the courtyard glows with reflected light from gold colored paint on the west facing wall.  At night, the space is transformed into a dining and gathering space for spontaneous or special occasions. Two town homes comprise the fourth and fifth floors, each with its own private elevator entry.

Westside Residence
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

Award winning Torr Kaelan project by Rob Quigley is located at Island and 13th Street in San Diego's East Village
Greg Yeatter, Dominic Chemello, Bob Dickens, Kathleen Hallahan,
Eric Johnson, Jonathan Massie, Kathy McCormick, Leslie Nordman, Fernando Ramirez at the firm of Rob Quigley, FAIA.

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West side residence
Second Level Offices

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