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Grand Opening: El Cajon Animal Shelter
Herds of animal lovers came out for the grand opening of the El Cajon Animal Shelter on June 2, 2018. The event celebrated the completion of a project more than 10 years in the making. 
"We've had a team of 20 architects, designers, artisans, engineers, and over 600 construction managers and builders, but it is a fraction of the effort compared to that of the larger community standing in front of me who believed that this building matters, and that the lives of these animals matter," said Amanda Schultz, FPBA's Principal Architect on the project.
Featured Project: Sharp HealthCare
FPBA joined forces with McCarthy Construction and Cuningham Group Architecture to deliver a 153,000-square-foot laboratory and office building tenant improvement for Sharp HealthCare.

Sharp HealthCare purchased the Cox Communications Building at 5651 Copley Drive in San Diego to co-locate the Metro Lab, Sharp Reese-Stealy (SRS) downtown lab and administrative offices and call center operations. The project included a retrofit of the existing spaces and addition of a new second floor.

The project achieves flexibility through use of modular lab and office furniture. An open lab concept between the analytical testing labs facilitates sharing of staff, equipment and workload. Sustainability and energy-saving features have been incorporated throughout.

Recently Completed: Rex's Roar
Roar! Rex the lion was unveiled at the San Diego Zoo this past March. FPBA worked with Swinerton, Snipes Dye Associates and Coffman Engineers to coordinate the installation of this formidable bronze sculpture that commemorates Rex, the lion who inspired the creation of the Zoo in 1916. Standing only on one paw and more than 27 feet tall, Rex welcomes visitors at the Zoo's entrance.
Reaching New Heights: Meet the Principals of FPBA! 
You may notice a few new faces among FPBA's leadership. We are proud to introduce the six leaders who provide inspiration, motivation and direction to the firm on a daily basis. 
We're employee-owned, but still guided by strong leadership, and our leaders reflect the diversity of the group. As highlighted in a CREW Network white paper, gender equity and diversity start at the top of an organization, and FPBA's Principal Architects are relentless in promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.


FPBA is a full-service award-winning architectural, programming, planning and interior design firm. Founded in 1976, FPBA has a balanced and diverse practice designing for the Life Sciences, Advanced Technology, Municipal, Corporate, Academic and Entertainment sectors.


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