Architectural firm announces promotions

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.