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Tony Finaldi has always been on the upward move. He began working summer jobs for a general contractor starting at the age of 16. What started with clearing rubble and scrap from job sites forayed into a variety of different disciplines.

In 1989 an epiphany struck Tony as he was installing miles of crown molding on a commercial project in Buena Park. Instead of physically constructing, he wanted to become the creative force behind the construction. Tony would become an architect. With a keen understanding of the structural side and an inspired imagination, nurtured at STK for 22 years, he has taken his talents quite far.

Highland Police Facility Achieves LEED Certification

The new, $8 Million, Highland Police Station is a 31,188 SF, two-story, masonry police station on a 4.5 acre site at the southwest corner of Baseline and Olive Tree Lane, in the City of Highland, California. A 5,600 SF, one-story, masonry storage building is also part of the project. Existing buildings on the site have been demolished to make way for the new structures. The new police station is designed to be environmentally sustainable and achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

Fire Station Built for Sustainability

STK Architecture, Inc. announced today that the new Pacific Highlands Ranch Fire Station 47 facility in San Diego has received the Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Rating.

The 10,500 square-foot building, located just northeast of SR56 and Carmel Valley Road, is a 3-bay commercial fire station, capable of housing 11 fire-rescue personnel including a Battalion Chief, engine, ladder truck and an ambulance. Over 20% of the building’s energy is being produced by on-site renewable energy via a photovoltaic system on a south-facing roof slope, and the remaining power needed is being supplied by 100% green, American Wind power.

STK Achieves Gold LEED Certification

Housing both a library and an environmental learning center, the 30,200 SF Sam J. Racadio Environmental Learning Center in Highland, CA, has achieved LEED Gold Certification, exceeds Title 24 Energy Conservation Measures by over 40%, will produce nearly 30KW of renewable energy and provides ample natural daylight for all areas. The facility was designed to be the first combination library/environmental learning center in the United States. Unique design features include a rooftop garden, an experiential courtyard, an indoor flora and fauna exhibit and a faux rock portal leading to an interactive children’s exhibit wing.

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