Architectural firm announces promotions

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

Architects Mosher Drew, a San Diego firm that has designed buildings located in the East County, has promoted four long-time employees to new positions. Bill Magnuson has been promoted to president. Magnuson has been a licensed architect with the firm for more than 20 years, the last dozen as a principal. Ben Meza has been promoted to vice president after eight years with the firm. Paul Lorhan has been promoted to principal after 23 years with the firm, the last dozen years as a licensed senior associate. Eric Soldau has been promoted to senior associate and has been a licensed and LEED accredited architect with the firm for 15 years.
Founded in 1948, Mosher Drew designed two new buildings at Grossmont College, the college’s Student Services and Administration Building and the student center, called Griffin Center. The two college buildings were renovated at a cost of $36 million with funds from Proposition R, a $207 million bond measure passed by voters in 2002. Mosher Drew also is working with the Grossmont Healthcare District on the proposed Dr. John W. Hardebeck Health Occupations Training Center.