CSDA Design Group (CSDA) announced the promotion of Michael R. Schöen to Principal of the Los Angeles office. As Principal, Mike will continue his leadership and excellent service to his clients while mentoring the future leaders and innovators at CSDA Design Group. His goal is to continue to expand the Los Angeles office’s educational sector, while ensuring overall client satisfaction of current clients and of the firms’ account teams.
“On behalf of the firm, I want to acknowledge Mike Schoen for his outstanding professionalism, dedication to quality, and commitment to our clients and staff,” said President, Jeffery M. Fuller, AIA. “Working with Mike for the last 8 years, I have witnessed the remarkable attention and care he gives to our clients and his passionate dedication to the growth of CSDA. One of the most rewarding aspects of my position is promoting our staff members within the firm. I look forward to his continued success and supporting him in training our next generation of leaders.”
Mike Schöen, AIA, LEED AP, a fifth generation Californian with more than 20 years’ experience, joined CSDA in 2007 as a senior designer. Mike has been instrumental in managing some of the most coveted K-12 education projects throughout Southern California and internationally. He has developed key client relationships that have helped the company grow and is extremely knowledgeable and respected in the industry.
On December 8, 2015, representatives from CSDA Design Group, City of Inglewood and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) toured the 2,000th home to receive sound insulation in 2015. Read the full story in the Los Angeles WAVE.
CSDA is conducting programming meetings to plan and design three new Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) buildings for Hayward Unified School District(HUSD). While many K-12 Districts in California are reconfiguring existing facilities to better support STEAM curriculum, HUSD’s buildings are one of the few STEAM new construction projects in the Bay Area.
CSDA competed Internationally with 21 design firms and was selected to prepare a master plan for the International School of Latvia (ISL) in Riga, Latvia. While the facility was built only five years ago, ISL has experienced a significant increase in enrollment thus creating the need for an updated campus master plan. Additionally, ISL is looking to increase classroom flexibility and create more spaces for student collaboration.
Recently, Randy DeVoto (Principal) and Mike Schoen (Associate) of CSDA visited the ISL campus to analyze existing building conditions, evaluate existing site conditions, and interview faculty and staff to develop a conceptual architecture program. These items will serve as a basis for the development of master plan design services.
As part of their first trip to Riga, Latvia, Randy and Mike enjoyed visiting several historical sites, experiencing the local culture, food and beautiful scenery.
CSDA has served as consultants to educational facilities planners worldwide and has completed 15 master plans for international school clients in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
CSDA provides acoustical design services for the City of Inglewood Residential Sound Insulation Program. This program is the largest of the three active noise insulation programs at Los Angeles International Airport. Inglewood currently has 1,700 homes scheduled for construction. Read the article Los Angeles Sound Insulation Program – Creating Quieter Neighborhoods in the August/Sept 2015 Airport Magazine.
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