Monthly Archives: November 2016

Call for Submissions to the 12th Biennial BDA Design Awards Program

12th Biennial BDA Design Awards Program 2016 Celebrating 24 Years of Design Excellence Friday, January 27, 2017 Submissions Deadline: 5pm Application Fee: $50 Project Information and Application Form: Berkeley Design Advocates is pleased to announce its 12th Biennial Design Awards … Continue reading

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Tall Wood: A Viable Option for Today’s Building Designers

a WoodWorks Event Tuesday, December 8, 2016 9am-2:10pm AIA SF Hallidie Building Cost: $40 Register here 4 CES/HSW LUs As an 18-story mass timber student housing project nears completion in Canada, the design and approval communities in the United States … Continue reading

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2016 Member Appreciation Party & Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6-8:30pm AIA East Bay Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms: Free / Guests: $38 Location: Parliament, 811 Washington St., Oakland, CA Click here to register. AIA East Bay Members, sponsors and welcome guests gather once again … Continue reading

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ADA/MCE Day: January 6, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects Friday, January 6, 2017 8:30am-3pm Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members. Includes coffee and lunch. Click here to register.  5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides … Continue reading

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Chapter Response to AIA National

AIA East Bay sent the following letter to AIA’s leadership in response to a poorly-timed press release issued on behalf of the members of the AIA, many of whom took umbrage by its message.   November 16, 2016 American Institute … Continue reading

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ArchNews November 2016

ArchNews November 2016 is out now! This month’s issue includes: Project Profile: M I Architects, Inc. 2016 Design Awards Winners Emerging Professionals: NCARB Releases ARE 5.0 Study Resources Codes: How to Design Outside the Code Green: Tenant Star – The New Energy Star for … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: RATCLIFF

RATCLIFF possesses a vibrant vision, a zest for innovation and a commitment to sustainability. With a legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1906, the firm is a living, adapting organization, dedicated to evoking a world in healthy balance … Continue reading

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CoolTechStuff: Theodolite 5.0

Here’s an “augmented reality” app that’s been around since 2009. If you remember, I reviewed this app in the December 2010 issue of ArchNews (we didn’t call it “augmented reality” back then). It’s one of my favorite apps, and since … Continue reading

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Green: Tenant Star – The New Energy Star for Tenants

In September I attended the VERGE Sustainability conference held at the Santa Clara Convention Center between September 19-22. The conference was largely attended by owners, real estate developers, GRESB, banks, renewable energy firms and utilities. There was a small group … Continue reading

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Codes: How to Design Outside the Code

Erick says: How many times have you wanted to change the code so you can have a unique design? As a wheelchair-riding architect, I’ve seen big changes in society’s attitude toward disability. When I was young, people often assumed that … Continue reading

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