Construction Begins on La Posada De Guadalupe Men's Shelter

Ware Malcomb completes architectural design for Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
La Posada De Guadalupe Men's Shelter
La Posada De Guadalupe Men's Shelter
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July 23, 2012 - PRLog -- San Diego, California – International design firm, Ware Malcomb, is proud to announce the start of construction for Catholic Charities’ Homeless Men’s Shelter. The new facility is located at 2478 Impala Drive, Carlsbad, California.

Ware Malcomb San Diego was chosen to provide civil engineering, surveying, and architectural design services for the demolition and replacement of La Posada’s three existing buildings. The three new buildings will total 13,800 square feet and serve as housing for up to 100 homeless men and farm-workers.

The new freestanding wood-framed, stucco, slab-on-grade buildings will feature a design that reflects the California Mission-style architecture. There will be a covered outdoor dining patio with a barbeque area as well as an inner courtyard for special events and leisure. With an open floor plan and private quarters, the interiors will consist of dormitories, an office area, a medical treatment room, locker rooms, showers, a dining hall and kitchen. The dormitories will be constructed with exposed wood rafters and open ceiling.

Sister RayMonda Duvall, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, shares, “There are so many people excited about the new La Posada facility. The buildings are important to the men in our program and to our efforts to provide shelter and reintegrate them back into society.”

The General Contractor is RSM2 Contractors, Inc. and the anticipated project completion date is May, 2013.

About Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego is a ministry of the church caring for the poor and the vulnerable.  With a number of programs ranging from Homeless Shelters to Immigrant and Clinical Services, they are committed to the Judeo-Christian vision of justice and peace. For more information, please visit

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Ware Malcomb’s San Diego office ( offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients.
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm with 11 office locations throughout the United States, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Panama.
The firm specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/institutional, educational facilities and renovation projects.  

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