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PRESS RELEASE: Construction is Complete on Nadel-Designed Poway Plaza

SAN DIEGO—Construction is complete on the Nadel Architects-designed Poway Plaza, located at 13345 Poway Rd. in Poway, Calif. The $3.5 million design-build project consists of the revitalization of an existing shopping center by repurposing the old 40,000-square-foot DixielineLumber tenant space into two new retail spaces: a 25,000-square-foot space, which will house a Michaels arts and craft store; and a 15,000-square-foot space for a Grocery Outlet. The center will be open to the public in August 2013 with the grand opening of Michael’s and the Grocery Outlet to follow in October.

“We designed this center to appeal to a modern clientele, both in terms of the tenants and the consumers they will serve,” said Jim Connelly, AIA, managing principal of the San Diego office of Nadel Architects. 

Nadel designed the center to appeal to a national tenant base and attract a wider range of customers. Nadel isoverseeing the site improvements in addition to coordinating the shell space for the center and providing tenant improvements for the new Michaels store. Using the existing structure as a basis for the design, Nadel has removed the old Dixieline canopy and completely renovated the interior space to make room for the new tenants. New pronounced entry canopies, slate-tiled columns and an updated color scheme for the project will promote the center as a valuable upgrade to the surrounding neighborhood.

The design build team includes: Craig Carlson and Jack Naliboff of StepStone Realty Advisors, providing project management and asset management for the ownership;Jim Connelly, AIA, project architect; and Mark Lausier, project manager of Nadel Architects -- working alongside the BYCOR General Contractors’ team of Rich Byer, principal; Terry Holum, estimator and preconstruction services; Valerie Hudson, project engineer; Richard Maxa, project manager; and John Neun, site superintendent.

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About Nadel Architects


Nadel Architects provides comprehensive services ranging from architectural design, master planning and feasibility studies to complete interior design, planning and programming. Nadel is ranked among the largest architectural firms in the world (#60 per Building Design + Construction, Giant 300 list, 2012). The company has completed more than 80,000 residential units, 30 million square feet of retail space, 600 office buildings, numerous hotels and resorts, and a variety of public and educational institutions, which have received more than 75 awards for design excellence. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has designed a variety of projects located around the globe. For more information, please visit