art castro
COO/PRESIDENT

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Since joining Tucker Sadler Architects in 1977, Art has served as Project Architect, Project Manager, and Principal-in-Charge on several of the firm’s major projects. Art has been a Principal/Partner of the firm since 1987. He possesses a solid background in master planning, education, hospitality, institutional, biotechnical research, healthcare facilities, commercial, residential, retail, civic, and criminal justice facilities. Art provides corporate commitment and accountability for projects, while ensuring the timely commitment of resources from Tucker Sadler and sub-consultants. Over the past 36 years of experience, of which 32 years have been with Tucker Sadler, Art has been involved in various building types, ranging from simple to complex.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture & Environmental Design
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1973

REGISTRATION
California, 1981

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Old Mission Rotary Club, Past President
Past Member/Chairperson Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary
President for House of Mexico
Mentor for Reality Changers Program
Board Member for Balboa Park Central in Balboa Park, Chairman of Facilities Committee
Advisory Council Member for College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo
Member San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Past Member/ Chairperson for Board of Appeals with City of San Diego Development Services Department

COMMERCIAL
880 W. Broadway (High-Rise); San Diego, CA
Ace Koll Office Building (High-Rise); San Diego, CA
Several Bank Branches; San Diego County, CA
Plaza of The Four Flags Expansion; San Diego, CA
Bank of America Regional Headquarters (High-Rise); San Diego, CA
5 Star Parking Structure; San Diego, CA
Regents Park Financial Center; San Diego, CA
Cuyamaca Shopping Center; Santee, CA

CIVIC
San Diego New Main Library; San Diego, CA
San Diego Convention Center Expansion; San Diego, CA

EDUCATION
Encanto Elementary; San Diego, CA
San Diego State University Alumni Center; San Diego, CA
Miramar College Science and Technology Center; San Diego, CA
San Diego Unified School District Modernizations/Additions; San Diego, CA
Steele Canyon High School; San Diego, CA

RESIDENTIAL/HIGH-RISE
44 Monroe Residential Condominiums; Phoenix, AZ
900 F Street; San Diego, CA.

HOSPITALITY/ENTERTAINMENT
Barona Casino and Resort Sage Restaurant; Lakeside, CA
Rancho Bernardo Inn Expansion; San Diego, CA
San Diego Hilton Beach and Tennis Resort Renovation; San Diego, CA
Del Oxford Hotel Remodel/Conversion; Coronado, CA
Del Coronado Hotel Renovations; Coronado, CA

BIORESEARCH/HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
The Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences; San Diego, CA
Childrens Hospital & Health Center Surgical Pavilion; San Diego, CA
Childrens Hospital & Health Center Major Renovations; San Diego, CA
Childrens Hospital & Health Center Clinic Addition; San Diego, CA.
Anderson Pavilion (MOB); La Jolla, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Various Remodel/Renovations/Expansions; San Diego, CA
Mercy San Juan Hospital Expansion & Renovation; Sacramento, CA

VETERINARY/ANIMAL FACILITIES
“Hippo Beach” San Diego Zoo; San Diego, CA
Zoological Society of San Diego; Wild Animal Park, Escondido, CA
The Paul Harter Veterinary Medical Center; Escondido, CA

INFRASTRUCTURE
San Diego BioSolids Complex; San Diego, CA

CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACILITIES
South County Regional Courts/Detention Facility; Chula Vista, CA
Fresno County Detention Facility (High-Rise); Fresno, CA
Chuckawalla State Prison; Blythe, CA

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
San Diego Convention Center Expansion Phase II; San Diego, CA
946,000 SF
$165,000,000 construction cost
Principal-in-Charge/Design Team Project Director

San Diego New Main Library; San Diego, CA
495,942 SF
$155,000,000
Principal-in-Charge/Project Team Director

Miramar College Science and Technology Center; San Diego, CA
41,000 SF
$8,400,000 construction cost
Principal-in-Charge

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) The Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, UCSD
162,000 SF
$33,000,000 construction cost
Principal-in-Charge/Project Manager