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SDEP May Luncheon - SDSU Mission Valley West Expansion

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
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SDSU Mission Valley West Expansion.


Laura V. Shinn, AIA, AICP, Alexandra Duncan

San Diego State University


SDSU Mission Valley will serve higher education, the public good and the community’s goals and aspirations.  SDSU envisions a world class university campus set in a vibrant, mixed use development that is transit oriented and expands the university’s educational, research entrepreneurial and technology transfer programs.

This program will describe the university’s vision for the site, with a focus on the open space elements, starting with origins of the concept which was rooted in understanding the historic hydrology of the site. The presentation will also provide an update on the planning, environmental review, design and construction process, and outline opportunities for public input.

Speaker Information:

Laura V. Shinn, AIA, AICP, is the Director of Planning at San Diego State University. Ms. Shinn is responsible for campus strategic and master plan management, capital program development, CEQA Actions, facilities planning and design, and facilities data and records oversight, as well as the Facilities Graphics studio and sign shop.

Prior to joining SDSU in December of 2013, Ms. Shinn was a director in the Office of planning at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, Ms. Shinn was the Associate Director of Design at the Columbus Neighborhood Design Assistance Center. She began her career as an architect in private practice specializing in historic preservation and accessible design.

Alexandra Duncan is the Energy and Sustainability Analyst at San Diego State University supporting the University in achieving the goals set in the Climate Action Plan. Her main focus is the implementation of a building data analytics platform to provide accurate diagnostics on all campus buildings in order to apply monitor-based and ongoing commissioning in support of SDSU's carbon neutrality goal. Ally holds a B.S. in Energy Engineering from James Madison University and is a Certified Building Commissioning Professional, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. 

Prior to relocating to San Diego from Washington, D.C., Ally performed energy analysis to inform building designs at the earliest phase. Transitioning to the field side of engineering, she built out her expertise in building controls and commissioning applying it to a variety of high-profile projects and interesting programs, such as the new Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, the United States Capitol Building, Georgetown University, as well as the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes Program.   


$35 for members, $45 for non-members, add $5 if reservation is not received by 5pm the Friday before. Online registration will end at noon on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

Please note that confirmed reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.


CLASSIC CHEESEBURGER - Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onion. served with Santa Fe fries.

COBB SALAD - Grilled chicken with mixed greens, bacon, gorgonzola, avocado, tomatoes and eggs. Served with your choice of dressing.

VEGGIE BURGER - (vegetarian) Beans, rolled oats and veggies. Griddled and served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and chipotle mayo.


Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price! 

Job Postings:

Did you know that the SDEP has a job board? Now Members and Non-members can post job opportunities that their companies may have on our website.  Visit for details or contact the following for more information:  

Kathy Vandenheuvel

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