People always wonder what happens to old buildings and their parts when they are demo’d but talented artists like Chris Burden are out there coming up with ideas on how to “repurpose” the pieces. This is a fun video especially the night sequence at the very end? Enjoy . . . [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGv6y7s-H8g[/youtube]
About Kevin deFreitas
Kevin deFreitas BIOGRAPHY
A native of San Diego, Kevin deFreitas is a licensed architect and developer who is extremely passionate about the quality of the built environment. Kevin deFreitas Architects, AIA was established in 1998 as a multi-disciplinary practice to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of design, allowing the firm to self-develop several experimental and innovative urban in-fill projects that otherwise would not have been achievable.
Understanding architecture to be the art of listening to both the client and the site, and the craft of solving problems elegantly, the firm’s portfolio contains appropriate, creative, and sustainable designs. These range from institutions and retail, to private homes and interiors, and have been widely published and recognized for clearly expressing optimism, a meaningful connection to place, straight forward materiality, thoughtful sustainability, and a strong visual presence.
Kevin is intentionally immersed in the local planning process serving 4 terms on downtown’s de facto community planning group, the Centre City Advisory Committee. Kevin’s long tenure on the Board of the East Village Association including serving as the President during the construction phase of Petco Park, and was the organization’s representative for Downtown’s Community Plan update, chairing the Neighborhood Amenities sub-committee. Kevin is currently a San Diego Architectural Foundation board member, in addition to serving as the Public Awareness commissioner on board of the American Institute of Architects local chapter.
Kevin’s collegiate studies began at the University of San Diego and culminated when he graduate cum laud with a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 1992. Along the way he studied at Cal Berkeley and Syracuse University’s study abroad program in Florence Italy. Kevin’s education continues; every project, and each client, presents new opportunities to learn, grow, and improve.
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