Monthly Archives: August 2014

CoolTechStuff: Scribble

By Larry Mortimer, AIA Does a compact device that can quickly and accurately scan the color of any object around you, then reproduce it on paper, or in a tablet, interest you? Well take a look at the Scribble pen and stylus, and … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: Ruffin Architecture & Interiors

In 1986 I was working for an large firm in the Midwest. They offered me a chance to start a satellite office in California but then decided against it. So I came back to California and started a firm with partner … Continue reading

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The New HOT Thing in Renewables — Sewage

Written by Judhajit Chakraborty, Assoc. AIA, LEED, AP, WSP Built Ecology In our quintessential I search for using renewables in almost all our projects, we mostly look up to the skies to the Sun God and sometimes to Wind. But we never looked … Continue reading

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The Oakland Museum: A Gift of Architecture

A significantly expanded and updated edition of The Oakland Museum: A Gift of Architecture, the 1989 publication celebrating the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) as an iconic landmark of mid-century modern architecture designed by Kevin Roche—has been released by the Museum. … Continue reading

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Fire Separation Distance

Building Code Issues By Steven R Winkel, FAIA, CASp, The PREVIEW Group, Inc., Architects providing regulatory solutions &  Kerwin Lee, AIA, CASp, I CC – Certified Accessibility Inspector and Plan Examiner, ICC – Certified Building Plan Examiner Steve says: There is often confusion on the part … Continue reading

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Vectorworks Users Group

A Northern California Vectorworks Users Group Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7-9pm Free and open to all. AIA East Bay 1405 Clay St Oakland, CA 1.5 CES LUs Our focus in this meeting will be on the referencing features in Vectorworks … Continue reading

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BIM for All: Influencing Company-Wide BIM Adoption

A Revit User Group Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:30am-1pm Free and all are welcome. Lunch is provided by Ideate, Inc., so please RSVP! 1.5 CES LUs Have you ever heard someone in your office say, “That’s the BIM guy’s job, not … Continue reading

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Small Firm Forum: Berkeley West Branch Library

Thursday, September 4, 2014 Noon-1:30pm Location: Berkeley West Branch Library, 1125 University Avenue, Berkeley (east of San Pablo Avenue) Everyone is welcomed to attend an optional no-host lunch at Priya North and South Indian Cuisine, 2072 San Pablo Avenue (west side of first block south … Continue reading

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The Annual Home Tours and Our Community

by Guest Writer Kurt Lavenson, AIA Our chapter President, Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA has graciously offered me his newsletter space to elaborate upon the 2014 annual Home Tours that we just presented to the public. This is the fourth year of the program and … Continue reading

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Project Profile by William Wood Architects

 William has more than 30 years of professional experience as a licensed architect. William Wood Architects was established in 1997 after branching off from Craig & Wood Architects which was established in 1984. After graduating from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) … Continue reading

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