Monthly Archives: May 2016

NFPA-13D: Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

a Small Firm Forum Thursday, June 2, 2016 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 for Guests; BYO Lunch Location: 1515 Clay St. Second Floor, Room 15. Around the corner from AIA East Bay office entrance. 1.5 CES LUs SFF Host:  Andus … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth

After beginning the year with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to … Continue reading

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2016 Design Awards Jury Announced

AIA East Bay and Design Awards Chair Janet Tam, AIA, are pleased to announce the jury for the 2016 Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Design Awards. Ray Calabro, FAIA Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Seattle Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, FAIA EHDD San Francisco Kulapat Yantrasast … Continue reading

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Hard-Hat Tour of the Cal Aquatics Center

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 2-3pm Meeting Location: To be sent to registrants Limited to 15 people. Must bring a hard hat and wear closed-toe shoes. $10 AIA Members/$15 Guests  Click here to register.  ELS Architecture and Urban Design is designing … Continue reading

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Sustainable Design Excellence, a Monthly Program

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:30pm Early-bird registration (before 6pm, Wednesday, June 8): Free AIA members & employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests Reg starting 6pm June 8: $10 AIA members & employees of chapter member firms; $15 Guests … Continue reading

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RFQ: Aeronautics and Workforce Development Building Project

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS/PROPOSAL (SOQP #16-018) AERONAUTICS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUILDING PROJECT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Solano Community College District (District) is soliciting a Statement of Qualifications/Proposal (SOQP) for the Aeronautics and … Continue reading

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Member Profile: Ruth Vallejos, AIA

I’m a new-old member: I dropped out of the I AIA for a few years during the recession. Also, I have major issues with AIA National, but isn’t that a prerequisite for joining AIA East Bay? Anyway, I started down the … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: SKL Associates, Inc.

SKL Associates, Inc. based in Walnut Creek has been providing architectural services for clients throughout California. SKL was set up in 1988 by architect Sharad Lal, AIA, who has extensive architecture and urban planning experience. The firm’s philosophy is based … Continue reading

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Members in the News

Lowney Architecture “heads in the right direction” Plans to redevelop portions of the Pruneyard Shopping Center could be coming before the Campbell Planning Commission in the coming months. Lowney Architecture took design plans to the commission March 22 and received … Continue reading

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CoolTechStuff: OLO

Here’s an interesting idea for a new product. It’s a portable 3D printer that uses your smartphone to create a physical model and it only costs $99. What Does It Do: OLO is a stereolithography printer that uses light from your … Continue reading

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