AEC Food Drive Collects More than 40,000 Meals for the San Diego Food Bank

Twenty-Six Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms Participate in Month-long Fundraising Competition; More Than Double Goal this Holiday Season

SAN DIEGO—Dec. 2, 2016—T-Squared Professional Engineers, Inc. and Axiom Commissioning Group announced today the completion of their Fourth Annual SD County AEC Food Drive, in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank, blowing their 15,000-meal goal out of the water by 25,000 meals. The month-long competition kicked off on Oct. 20 with an ‘End Hunger Games’ kick-off event at Home & Away in Old Town, with twenty-six San Diego-based architecture, engineering and construction firms participating in the drive. The companies raised 40,281 meals in total, which will be used by the San Diego Food Bank to help local community members in need this holiday season.

“We are so proud of all the teams that participated this year,” said Farzad Tadayon, President of T-Squared Professional Engineers, Inc. and Axiom Commissioning Group. “Because of their dedication and willingness to serve the community where they live and work, many San Diegans in need will have food this holiday season. We’d love to thank all of those who contributed to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, and look forward to another successful food drive in 2017.”

PRAVA Construction won the Fourth Annual AEC Food Drive, collecting nearly 7,000 meals. The team will be awarded the AEC traveling trophy in recognition of their outstanding efforts later this month. Kalina Torrez, office manager at Prava Construction, shared that the AEC Food Drive is a company favorite because it is an event that everyone can participate in – whether it be a dollar donation or a can of food. Additionally, the company is able to see the impact their donations make on the local community during the holiday season.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the Food Bank through the Fourth Annual AEC Food Drive,” said James Floros, San Diego Food Bank President & CEO. “With rising demand over the holidays from individuals and families in need, food drive donations are critical to the Food Bank. We are currently feeding more than 370,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County, and are grateful to all the firms in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors who participated in the drive. On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank all who supported the AEC Food Drive for giving back to the community.”

To learn more about the AEC Annual Food Drive and participation details for 2017, contact Wendy Starling at

About T-Squared Professional Engineers, Inc.
Founded in 1992, T-Squared Professional Engineers, Inc. is a consulting Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineering design firm serving the Southwest Region for over 24 years. They offer Building Commissioning services through their collaborative partner, Axiom Commissioning Group. They have completed over 1700 new construction and existing buildings projects for public and private sector clients and are dedicated to sustainable design, green infrastructure, and energy efficient buildings. As a LEED® certified engineering company, T-Squared Professional Engineers, Inc., believes that a building should be designed and operated to enhance the environment for its intended users while reducing the energy and ecological impact on the surroundings both during construction and also in years of future operation.

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About Axiom Commissioning Group, Inc.
Founded in 2014, Axiom Commissioning Group, Inc. is a Certified Commissioning Authority licensed through the AABC. Axiom Commissioning Group offers building commissioning services for new and existing buildings for government and commercial projects for general contractors, architects, developers, and building owners in the Southern California region. A trusted advisor, its efficient, accurate analysis on over 90 projects has helped ensure that building energy systems have performed as designed, thus helping to protect their clients’ investments. For more information, visit