Bhandari’s Firm in Oman
BKBC ARCHITECTS INC is designing two Malls in Oman in the Middle East. The two cities, Sohar and Salalah, are amongst the fastest growing in the country and are underserved by quality retail centers. “Our project would become a catalyst for retail growth in the region and provide one stop shopping for both locals and tourists,” said Sanjiv Bhandari, AIA, FIIA. Last year they entered the Middle East market for the first time by designing a shopping center in Bahrain and were later retained by the client as a retail expert for the renovation of a mall in Dubai, UAE. Since 1999 BKBC has designed several projects around the Globe and with these two latest projects in Oman we have now worked in 10 countries out-side of the USA.
Adam Marcus, AIA Wins Award
Adam Marcus, AIA was awarded the 2016 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of his architectural teaching career. Since joining CCA in fall 2013, Marcus has taught design studios and courses in computational design and digital fabrication, often collaborating with the Digital Craft Lab. He directs Variable Projects, a design and research studio that operates at the intersection of architecture, computation, and fabrication. He is also a partner with Futures North, a public art collaborative dedicated to exploring the aesthetics of data.
Firms Moving to Oakland
Both Kodama Diseno Architects and Glass Associates, Inc. have moved their offices from San Francisco to Oakland.