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Newsletter – October 2015

By October 7, 2015February 8th, 2017
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October 2015
Education projects take shape;
Executive team expands by two;
Latitude 33 turns 22

Latitude 33’s commitment to education takes shape in many forms, including projects in San Diego County. Serving as executive campus engineer for UCSD, the firm is working hard to bring the new Mesa graduate student housing project to life. Design is close to wrapping up so construction can begin with an early 2017 opening date expected. The finished product will provide a net gain of 1,035 beds from what currently exists on the site. It’s all part of a major campus expansion and update to accommodate more students and give greater area flow through road improvements, new bike lanes, increased bus service and expanded trolley access.

The University of San Diego recently opened its high-tech Betty and Bob Beyster Institute of Nursing Research. Latitude 33 provided civil engineering services for the design, permitting and construction on this three-story project, adjacent to the existing Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science Building on campus. Conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, bid support and construction administration were additional services that the firm provided. This facility will support extensive training for current and future nurses.

Click here for an in-depth look at Latitude 33’s education projects.


September 23, 1993 is the day it all started

Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering is proud to celebrate 22 years of operation. The firm recently took a moment to enjoy how far it has come and look back at how its incredibly talented team has grown through the years. Latitude 33 has worked with so many wonderful people and contributed to amazing projects during the past 22 years. The team is very thankful for today and excited about what the future holds. Thank you to everyone for believing in and supporting Latitude 33.


Newsworthy Items... Just in Case You Missed It

In August, Tara Lake and Giovanni Posillico were promoted to partners at Latitude 33. The addition of them as associates expands the firm’s leadership to eight. Each brings a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in both the industry and San Diego to Latitude 33’s management team. A firm laden with talented professionals, these two leaders represent the best and the brightest at Latitude 33.  Click here for the official partner announcement.

Katie Yee has joined Latitude 33 as its director of business development and marketing. A San Diego State graduate, she has more than 13 years of marketing experience in town working in housing, construction and engineering. Her local industry involvement includes CREW San Diego, UCREW, BIA and Downtown San Diego Partnership among others. Recognized by SD METRO Magazine as a  40 Under 40 Award winner for 2015, please welcome Katie to the Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering team.

On September 15, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved the Union-Tribune mixed-use project in Mission Valley that will include 200 rental units, retail, creation of a river walk promenade and a pocket park for the community to use. In addition to the city council, community groups like the San Diego River Park Foundation and Mission Valley Planning Group along with the San Diego Planning Commission all voted to support this plan.

Latitude 33 senior principal planner Randi Coopersmith spoke with U-T reporter Roger Showley about approval of the project  here. The Mission Valley News talked with Latitude 33 senior associate Matt Semic on how the riverfront development will transform the San Diego River into an asset instead of an afterthought  here. Construction could start as early as summer 2016.


This annual industry event was held on September 19 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Katie Yee (who was a BIA Consultant of the Year finalist), Brad Sager, Gio Posillico and Melissa Krause attended on behalf of the entire Latitude 33 team.


This social media campaign helped celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Latitude 33. It provided a look back at what was going on in San Diego in 1993 and what Latitude 33 team members also looked like at that time.