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  • Architecture Merit Award

    11/09/18 - Del Mar Civic Center and Town Hall Given the Architecture Merit Award The Daily Transcript Designed by Miller Hull, the project envelopes a large courtyard known as the Hub. The 12,000-square-foot, publicly accessible space features advanced audiovisual technology and plays host to movie screenings and musical performances. "Being…

  • Construction and Digitalization

    11/09/18 - Construction and Digitalization October, 2018 – BIMobject Live 2018 Conference Panel John Turner, VP of Innovative Solutions, speaks about construction and digitalization at the BIMobject 2018 Conference in Sweden. “My focus is examining how we can use technology to change the way we do construction. We want to…

  • Armory Lives On

    11/09/18 – Building Design & Construction Magazine: Armory Lives On. It took a community effort to get this museum built. By David Barista The story of the Wende Museum is one of grit and determination on the part of the project team, city leaders, and the community. An adaptive reuse…

  • Fine-Tuning ‘Seaport San Diego’

    11/06/18 – ABC 10 News San Diego: Developers fine-tuning 'Seaport San Diego' project SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - While still a few years away from breaking ground, San Diego's Central Embarcadero will be getting a major facelift. On Tuesday Protea Waterfront Development updated the Port of San Diego on their most…

  • Seaport on NBC 7 San Diego

    11/06/18 – NBC 7 San Diego: Billion Dollar Facelift Would Change San Diego's Bayfront SEAPORT VILLAGE WOULD BE RAZED, REBUILT AND EXPANDED, IF PORT COMMISSIONERS APPROVE By Paul Krueger A stunning makeover is in the works for San Diego's downtown waterfront.The proposed $1.6 billion project would replace Seaport Village, a…

  • Big Changes to Seaport

    11/4/18 – SD Union: Big changes to Seaport Village plan By Jennifer Van Grove San Diegans would be forgiven, perhaps even applauded, for avoiding Seaport Village. Aside from the view, the 38 year-old waterfront property’s best pitch to consumers involves chain restaurants and trinket shops, seemingly only securing the approbation…

  • Seaport/Fisherman Reach Deal

    10/23/18 – Inewsource: Seaport developer, fishermen reach deal to help save San Diego’s storied fishing industry by Brad Racino After years of negotiations, San Diego’s fishermen and a local developer have signed an agreement to recapture a lost piece of the city’s history – a thriving commercial fishing trade that…

  • Rising to the Challenges

    10/21/18 – SD Business Journal: Rising To The Challenges BUILDING: FROM SHANGHAI TO SEAPORT VILLAGE, DEVELOPER TAKES ON THE BIG JOBS By Ray Huard Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt. When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun. When he fishes, he does…

  • MCASD Breaks Ground

    10/18/2018 - Times of San Diego: MCASD Breaks Ground on $95 Million Expansion of Cultural ‘Beacon’ in La Jolla The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego began the long-awaited $95 million expansion of its flagship building in La Jolla Thursday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Museum CEO Kathryn Kanjo said the…

  • Danish Architect Joins Seaport

    10/11/2018 - The Daily Transcript - Danish architect lends touch to Seaport Village makeover By Thor Kamban Biberman A renowned Danish designer, who leads a 500-member global architectural practice, visited San Diego this week to discuss his work and how he will help transform the Seaport Village property. Bjarke Ingels,…

  • A Bluetech Future

    10/08/18 – Martine Technology News: How The Maritime Alliance changed my perspective on what our oceans have to offer How The Maritime Alliance changed my perspective on what our oceans have to offer I recently moved to San Diego from Seattle to live in a city on the ocean. Many…

  • BIMobject LIVE 2018

    10/01/18 – BIMobject Blog: From an owner’s perspective, lifecycle cost is a crucial parameter We’re delighted to present John Turner, VP of Innovative Solutions at Gafcon, as one of the speakers at BIMobject LIVE 2018, Oct 9-10 in Malmö, Sweden. We look forward to listening as he shares his insights…

  • We Help Districts Make the Grade

    10/03/18 – Message from Fred Parker: We Help Districts Make the Grade All five of the bond programs in San Diego County that Gafcon, Inc. is managing made an “A” on the San Diego County Taxpayers’ Education Foundation’s 2018 School Bond Transparency in San Diego County Summary Report. Carlsbad Unified…

  • SDCCD Nearing Completion

    8/17/18 – Daily Transcript: SDCCD nearing completion on $1.6B of campus projects By Thor Kamban Biberman Photo courtesy of San Diego Community College District The San Diego Community College District is the largest community college district in San Diego County to receive a perfect bond transparency score from the San…

  • Keynote at Investment Forum

    8/12/18 – SD Business Journal: Keynote Speakers at SD Global Investment Forum Yehudi Gaffen and Mary Walshok are among the keynote speakers at the 2018 San Diego Global Investment Forum on Sept. 19-20 at the Omni San Diego Hotel. They will be among the four keynotes and answering the question:…

  • Gafcon recognized by ENR

    7/1/18 – SD Business Journal: Gafcon recognized as one of the nation’s premier construction services firm Gafcon Inc., a construction and program management firm based in San Diego, was recognized as one of the nation’s premier construction services firms, according to a new ranking by Engineering News-Record. Gafcon ranked 41st…

  • Gaf podcast

    5/4/18 – Voice of San Diego Sponsored Content: Game-changer for San Diego’s downtown waterfront Kinsee Morelan interviews Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen regarding Protea Waterfront Development’s vision for the 70-acre Seaport San Diego project. “That’s a big project. A game changer for downtown San Diego’s waterfront,” states Kinsee, Engagement Editor with the…

  • Grossmont Schools Upgraded

    7/19/18 – The Daily Transcript: Grossmont schools to receive $12M in upgrades this summer A rendering of the Santana High School event center, which is expected to be finished by 2019. Daily Transcript Staff Report The Grossmont Union High School District is in the midst of $12 million in upgrades…

  • Seaport Village Overhaul

    6/25/18 - California Planning & Development Report: San Diego's Seaport Village To Get Major Overhaul: In the 1980s, two San Diego retail developments helped draw shoppers downtown and cement the city's reputation for innovative planning. Those popular developments were Horton Plaza, an outdoor downtown shopping mall, and Seaport Village, a touristy restaurant and shopping destination built on…

  • Gafcon Acquires Scheduling Firm

    6/26/18 – The Daily Transcript - Gafcon acquires scheduling firm By Mark Armao San Diego-based construction and program management firm Gafcon, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of McDowell Scheduling, an Orange County-based construction scheduling company. McDowell uses advanced software to identify challenges and potential delays, enabling clients to complete projects…

  • McDowell Scheduling Joins Gafcon

    6/25/18 – KLTV - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Long recognized as an industry leader, McDowell Scheduling brings a wealth of construction scheduling expertise as well as the insights and leadership of founder Philip McDowell LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE) Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program…

  • McDowell Acquired

    6/25/18 – CBS8.com - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Long recognized as an industry leader, McDowell Scheduling brings a wealth of construction scheduling expertise as well as the insights and leadership of founder Philip McDowell LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE) Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program…

  • McDowell Scheduling Acquired

    6/25/18 – The San Diego Union-Tribune: Market Update - Gafcon Strengthens Construction Management Practice with McDowell Scheduling Acquisition Gafcon, Inc., an award-winning construction and program management firm based in Southern California, is expanding its construction expertise with its recent acquisition of Orange County-based McDowell Scheduling, experts in efficient planning for…

  • Gafcon acquires McDowell

    6/26/18 – SDMETRO: DAILY BUSINESS REPORT - Gafcon acquires McDowell Scheduling Gafcon Inc., an award-winning construction and program management firm based in San Diego, is expanding its construction expertise with its recent acquisition of Orange County-based McDowell Scheduling, experts in efficient planning for complex construction projects. McDowell utilizes sophisticated software…