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Resumé: Stanley Keniston

1150 Anchorage Lane Suite 412

Point Loma Ca. 92106




Keniston Architects is an architecture/urban design firm that consciously emphasizes the role of environmental design and energy conservation within the diverse work of its practice, while always respecting underlying social, cultural and economic factors in all projects. The firm has a substantial background in programming, planning, design and management of complex projects. Engagements have been mostly with institutional clients - such as governmental agencies and large, non-profit organizations - but also include private sector clients, often with urban, mixed-use requirements.



The firm has gained a national reputation for integrating energy conserving design strategies into the fabric of both individual buildings and groups of structures. Focused, consulting work has often led to reconfiguring existing plans, building design changes and even development of new products. In addition to regional work, the firm's projects have been located in such diverse locales as the Northeast and Pacific Northwest; several have been presented at national convocations.



Keniston Architects places a strong emphasis on design excellence, featuring integrated energy strategies. These efforts have been recognized through receipt of design awards from the American Institute of Architects - San Diego Chapter and California Council; National Endowment for the Arts and United States Postal Service, National Association, and Architectural Record. The consistent quality of this work has generated repeat work from clients such as the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. General Service Administration and the U.S. Navy. Numerous projects have been published in local, regional, national and international journals.

Mr. Keniston was nationally recruited, as an architect and energy/resources expert, for membership on an AIA sponsored Regional/Urban Design Assistant Team (R/UDAT). The team was responsible for development planning of the 3,500 square acre Northern California rural community of Bethel Island. He also served as Steering Committee Co-Chair for a R/UDAT in the urbanized, San Diego border community of San Ysidro. Recently, he has been an active member of the Mayor's Urban Design Advisory Group, and was member of the Design Team for San Diego's Bay-To-Bay Link Study Group. Additionally, Mr. Keniston has been a design critic for the San Diego Housing Commission; Convention Center Environs Project; and was a City Council appointed advisor regarding needs assessment and development of a new Divid Center.



The firm is familiar with the requirements of organizing complicated, long-duration projects that have challenging technical and management administrative dimensions, gained through involvement with projects such as the following:

Historic District Documentation, "U.S. Coastal Defenses at Fort Rosecrans," National Register of Historic Places, for the U.S. Navy (NraD), San Diego, CA
Biennial Energy Forecasting Project, California Navy Commission/SDG&E San Diego, CA
Facility Energy Plan, NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA
Active Solar Process Water Heating System, Norton AFB, San Bernardino, CA



Representative work demonstrated comprehensive ability in the design of high access public facilities, ranges from individual buildings in isolated settings, to long-range planning studies for regional and urban development. Notable projects are listed below:

Goodwill Industries Headquarters, San Diego, CA
U.S. Border Station, Tecate, CA
U.S. Border Station, Calexico, CA
South Bay Regional Center Courts Expansion, Chula Vista, CA
Metropolitan Wastewater System, Pump Station Maintenance/Storage Facility, San Diego, CA
Del Mar Basin "Marina Master Plan", MCB Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Main Post Office, historic district, Julian, CA
California Pediatrics Clinic (energy and design consultant), Los Angeles, CA
World Vision International Headquarters (energy and design consultant), Claremont, CA
Civic Center Urban Design Competition; national finalist, Oceanside, CA
Campus Ridge "Passive Solar" Planned Residential Development - 1000 units, Seattle, WA
Army Family Housing Family Expansion - 850 units (energy and consultant), Fort Drum, NY
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park and Visitor Interpretive Center, Escondido, CA
R/UDAT, member, Bethel Island, CA
R/UDAT, Steering Committee Co-Chair, San Ysidro, CA
Civic Center "Needs Assessment Task Group," City of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Bay-to-Bay Link Study Group, Mayor's Office, San Diego, CA



We utilize outside consultants for specialized professional services, and technical vendors for document production when their use enhances project delivery. In a continuing effort to improve service and communications, we maintain an in-house, networked computer system, with consultant/vendor compatible software, necessary to accomplish the following:

Land Planning
• Space Planning
Architectural Design
Construction Document Drafting
Full-Size Document Output and Reproduction
Cost Estimates
Project Management



The firm believes well considered design alternatives that are informed by environmental as well as social, cultural, and economic factors, will lead to architecture and urban design that yields improved utility, humanity and beauty in the places we choose to develop, work and live.





Bachelor of Architecture, 1971 University of California, Berkeley


Registered Architects - California, 1977 - C-9428



American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Member, Mayor's Urban Design Advisory, San Diego, CA
Design Awards Juror, Arizona Concrete Masonry Society, Phoenix, AZ
Design Awards Juror, AIA-SD/SDG&E - "Progress Through Design", San Diego, CA
Member, AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT), Bethel Island, CA
Co-Chair, AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT), San Ysidro, CA
Lecturer in Environmental Design, Building Technology and Thesis Design Studio for the Departments of Architecture at USC, UCLA and SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA
Member/Consultant, Residential Conservation Standards Committee, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
Expert Witness - Effects on Design Professions of Mandated Solar Energy Requirements, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
Invited Reviewer - Innovative Technology Program, U.S. Department of Energy o Member (Alternate), Energy Committee, AIA
Member, Energy Task Forces (original and revisit), AIA - California Council
Founder and Chairman, Energy Committee, AIA - San Diego
Co-Founder, Southern California Daylighting Council, Los Angeles, CA



Chairman, Citizens for Clear Air Policy, San Diego
Witness, Transborder Air Quality Standards, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, Committee on Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
Chairman, Volunteers in Probation, County of San Diego
Director, Citizen's Coordinate for Century Three (C03), San Diego
Member, Board of Management, Human Development Services, YMCA
Member, Normal Heights Community Planning Group
President, 1909 University Club of San Diego



Mr. Keniston has over twenty years of experience in architecture and urban design, emphasizing integration of sustainability and energy conservation issues in the design process. He has become an effective project advocate before governmental agencies, ability gained through substantial work with the California Energy Commission; San Diego Chapter, California Council and National AIA Energy Committees; and participation on two Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams.



Goodwill Industries Headquarters, San Diego, CA - Planning and design for multi-faceted facility relocation to the site of a former auto dealership. This nationally recognized organizations uses 35,000 sf of prime commercial space and includes executive offices, retail outlet, cafeteria, warehouse, maintenance and training facilities. (Merit Award, AIA-San Diego; Grand & Merit Awards, PCBC; Honor Award, AIA-San Diego/SDG&E)

South Bay County Regional Center, Courts Expansion, Chula Vista, CA - Remodeled 36,000 sf to provide four Superior Court Departments, District Attorney's and County Clerk's offices. HVAC has security systems were upgraded throughout entire 90,000 sf facility. (Orchid Award, AIA-San Diego)

Pump Station No. 2, Maintenance & Storage Building, San Diego, CA - Designed maintenance and repair facility for immense, metropolitan sewer system pumps. Located on a prominent cross-town boulevard, the project incorporated daylighting and passive solar heading/cooling. (Merit Award, AIA-San Diego; Orchid Award, AIA-San Diego; Merit Award, NAHB Commercial/Industrial Council; Honor Award, National Passive Solar Industries Council)

Main Post Office, Julian, CA - Design of a new facility within a Historic District - a gold mining town built between 1865 and 1913 on the original Butterfield Stagecoach Route. The project has become a keen source of local pride. (Citation Award, AIA-San Diego; Merit Award, AIA-California Council; Honor Award, USPS/National Endowment of the Arts; Public Interest Award, Architectural Record)

Civic Center Urban Design Competition, Oceanside, CA - One of five Teams selected from national field to prepare designs for a 128,000 sf Civic Center. The facility program brief included Administrative Offices, Council Chamber, Central Library, Central Fire Station and Harbormaster's Station on three city blocks. (Merit Award, City of Oceanside)

California Pediatrics Center, Los Angeles, CA - Design and energy conservation consultant on project for a downtown L.A. medical group (in association with the United Way), which established a non-profit outpatient pediatrics clinic for roughly 25,000 inner-city children. Facilities included a full range of medical and dental services, physical therapy, daycare/waiting/play areas, counseling and financial/administrative assistance for a low-income, often indigent population. (Citation Award, AIA-Los Angeles).

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Visitor Interpretive Center, Escondido, CA - Park masterplan (50 acres) and design of a 2,700 sf Interpretive Center. Designed as a tri-cultural history center and energy "demonstration" project; staff calls it a "jewel" of the system. (Honor Award, AIA-California Council and California/Nevada Concrete Masonry Association.)



Projects and articles have been published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Axis (Japan), Engineering News Record, Builder, Solar Age, Sunworld, Architecture California, Sunset Contract, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Post, "Hard Places" (Iowa Press), and various conference "Proceedings" of the American Solar Energy Society and American Institute of Architects.