Belvedere Promenade

Belvedere Promenade La Jolla, CA This proposal would create a pleasurable shopping and outdoor dining pedestrian promenade on Prospect Street in the heart of La Jolla. The plan calls for relocating parking spaces and realigning the roadway for efficient and pedestrian-friendly vehicular travel. The proposed public Belvedere vista point overlooks Ellen Browning Scripps Park [...]


La Jolla Shores – Residential Master Plan Community

La Jolla Shores – Residential Master Plan Community La Jolla, CA Residential master plan community located in La Jolla Shores, currently in the schematic design phase.  Similar yet unique single family detached homes find themselves comfortably situated within the community on large lots with ocean views. More to come!


Burns Drugs – Mixed-use Renovation

Burns Drugs – Mixed-use Renovation La Jolla, CA An existing commercial building located on Girard Ave. in the La Jolla Village.  The existing 2 story commercial building will be undergoing extensive renovations to remodel the first floor commercial space and add two residential units on the second floor.  The interior renovations and exterior re-design [...]


Alcorn & Benton: The legacy of a San Diego family

Originally printed in the La Jolla Light, March 2019 The story behind how three generations of Benton men dedicated their careers to engineering and architecture has its roots in farming. “My grandfather was a tenant farmer and rancher in San Diego and other areas of California,” Paul Benton recalled. “When my dad was contemplating his [...]


Alcorn & Benton Architects: A lifetime of building community

Originally published in the La Jolla Light, December 2018 Jim Alcorn and Paul Benton have touched the lives of millions of San Diegans during the span of their careers, yet most do not know them by name. Both are the hands behind countless projects in and around San Diego and La Jolla since the [...]


Historic Restoration Blends Modern Technique, Art and Culture from California’s Past

For decades, Southern California has beckoned innovative thinkers and encouraged experimentation in all things creative, from fine art and film to fashion, architecture, food and design. In 2011, the Pacific Standard Time festival — a sweeping exhibition running along the coast from San Diego to Los Angeles to Santa Barbara — told the story of California’s artists and [...]