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Swinerton Builders San Diego: August 22, 2012

Swinerton and First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Create Warm Inviting Space for Local Community

Swinerton Builders San Diego and the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego are proud to unveil the newly completed Welcome Center and Campus Site Improvement project, providing a much needed facility that will serve the Hillcrest neighborhood and surrounding community for years to come. The project consisted of ground-up construction of the new tri-level Welcome Center, which is comprised of 8,707 square feet of space for church functions, community events, study classes, and business meetings. Architectural design services were provided by Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc., and Construction Management Services by Southern Cross Property Consultants.

Situated on 7.5 acres of land, the 26,201-square-foot campus of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is comprised of a preschool, an administration building, a meeting house and chapel, and a religious education building. The Welcome Center adds to the mix with two staff offices, a full-service commercial kitchen used for special events, meeting rooms, a library, and storage. What makes the Welcome Center truly unique is the 23 different ceiling heights found throughout the building, including eight different heights in the main assembly hall alone. Swinerton also performed utility upgrades, landscaping/irrigation, habitat mitigation, and hardscapes. Landscaping included planting native trees and eco-friendly shrubs in the courtyard, as well as a rainwater filtration system.

Used by children and adults alike, Swinerton is honored to have been a part of the Welcome Center and trusts it will foster peace and hope for everyone who visits.

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 building a better San Diego for the surrounding community. Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market they serve – proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog Swinerton Builds Tomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.

About Southern Cross:  Southern Cross Property Consultants is a construction management and facilities management consulting firm serving clients throughout Southern California since 2002.  Working exclusively with property owners, Southern Cross specializes in three distinct client types: religious & non-profit, homeowner association/common interest development, and multi-family housing.  More information about Southern Cross Property Consultants can be found at and LinkedIn.