Three El Paso projects get builders’ awards

Posted by Roberto Cline on August 14, 2017

Jordan Foster Construction

The Roderick Artspace Lofts, the MCA Cardwell Collaborative biomedical research building, and Southwest University Park are among six projects built by Jordan Foster Construction, a large El Paso construction company, that won awards recently in three builder organizations’ annual competitions.

The Roderick Lofts, a 51-unit, low-income apartment complex for artists in Downtown El Paso, won a merit award in the Best Affordable Housing Community category, 60-100 units, in the Gold Nugget Awards given by the PCBC West Coast homebuilders show and Builder magazine.

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The Medical Center of America’s $29 million biomedical research building in Central El Paso won a runner-up Aurora Award for Best Commercial Project, 20,000 square feet and over, from the Southeast Building Conference.

The Medical Centers of America’s Cardwell Collaborative biomedical research building won an award from the Southeast Building Conference.


And the Downtown Southwest University baseball stadium won a merit award in the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel award from the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Other Jordan Foster winners: Pinnacle Bank Place, a luxury apartment complex in Fort Worth, got a runner-up Aurora Award for Best Mixed-Use project from the Southeast Building Conference; Pinnacle Place won a merit award and Harmony Hill Luxury Apartments, in Rowlett, Texas, won a safety award in Engineering News-Record magazine’s Best Projects and Excellence in Safety competitions.

El Paso businessman Paul Foster and Paco Jordan, founder of CF Jordan Construction, and Darren Woody, company CEO, are partners in the El Paso construction company.

Centro San Vicente officials Aug. 3 celebrate the opening of its third clinic at 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd. in East El Paso. From left: Jose Luna, CEO; Rick Fernandez, secretary-treasurer; David Porras, board chairman; Presi Ortega Jr., vice chairman; Richard Castro, agency supporter; and Monica Miranda, board member.

Centro San Vicente officials on Aug. 3, celebrated the opening of the El Paso agency’s third medical clinic at 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd., in East El Paso.

The center, in the Pebble Village Shopping Center, is aimed at providing health care for hundreds of medically underserved residents in the 79935 ZIP code, officials said. The 3,200 square-foot clinic has six exam rooms, a pharmacy, lab and conference room equipped with telemedicine technology.

Centro San Vicente is a not-for-profit agency affiliated with Ascension, a large Catholic health system based in St. Louis.

Isabel Baca, English professor at UTEP.

Three University of Texas at El Paso professors are getting the 2017 University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards.

The award winners are: Song An, assistant professor of mathematics education; Isabel Baca, English professor; and Ann Branan Horak, associate professor of practice of religious studies and women’s and gender studies.

Ann Branan Horak, associate professor at UTEP.

The regents’ awards recognize faculty from the UT System’s 14 campuses for quality teaching in the classroom, laboratory, field and online.

Each winner will get $25,000 at an Aug. 23 celebration in Austin. Sixty-eight UTEP faculty members have received the award since the program’s inception in 2008.

Contract Associates

Contract Associates, an Albuquerque-based supplier of office furniture and other workplace fixtures, has opened a showroom at 500 W. Overland, Suite 250, in the Union Plaza district in Downtown El Paso.

The company has hired eight people for the new location, Maria Griego-Raby, company CEO, said in a statement.

Song An, assistant professor of mathematics education at UTEP.

Contract Associates was founded in 1988, employs 33 people, and is a dealer for Haworth Inc., a Michigan-based office furniture designer and manufacturer.

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