Monthly Archives: December 2017

Setting Up Vectorworks Document Files

A Vectorworks User Group Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6-8pm Free and open to all. Click here to register. 1.5 CES LUs At our first meeting of 2018, several from our group will share how their practices organize and structure Vectorworks … Continue reading

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Small Firm Forum: Annual Show and Tell

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests 1.5 CES LUs SFF Host: Donald Wardlaw, AIA This month Maggie Maiers, Alice Cheng and Gregory True will share some of their work with us. Maggie Maiers, AIA: Maggie Maiers, AIA … Continue reading

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ArchNews December 2017

December ArchNews is out now! Click the links below to read the full article for each section. Project Profile: The Backhouse: Barbara K. Westover, AIA Member Appreciation Party CoolTechStuff: ArchiCalc Firm Profile: Knapp Architects Member Profile: Liesel Heldane, Assoc. AIA Green: … Continue reading

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ARE Bootcamp: PD&D 5.0

January 22, 2018-March 12, 2018 6-8pm $75 AIA Members and employees of chapter member firms / $100 Non-members Click here to register. AIA East Bay’s ARE Bootcamp will provide a structured, rigorous study group for the Project Development & Documentation … Continue reading

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ArchiCalc: CoolTechStuff

  I recently upgraded my iPhone & iPad to iOS 11 not realizing that some of my most favorite apps would no longer work on that operating system.  All of the 32 bit apps (69 of them) on my machines … Continue reading

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Member News – December 2017

New Positions: Charles Bucher, AIA has accepted a position with Knapp Architects in San Francisco.   Joseph Soares, Assoc. AIA has accepted a position with the Dahlin Group in Pleasanton.          

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Does Your Building Pass the Lick Test?

Energy codes have done a good job of moving California architecture to more energy efficient buildings.  However, green building needs to also include green building materials. Back in the 1990s a great deal of attention in the green architecture community … Continue reading

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Accessible Path of…Exit…Route…?

As architects talk about accessibility, three terms often get caught in a bit of a mash-up, as they did in my title: Accessible Route, Path of Travel, and Accessible Means of Egress. Here’s a brief summary to help you see the differences, followed … Continue reading

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Knapp Architects: Firm Profile

Knapp Architects focuses on protecting and enhancing the value of historic resources—improving the “built environment” by protecting the best of what is already built. The value of historic places is based on the contemporary social view of history and the … Continue reading

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The Backhouse: Project Profile

Barbara K. Westover, AIA, Architect had a client who desired to remodel their existing Piedmont “Backhouse” into a functional second unit. It was a Sisyphean endeavor but with a good ending.   There were many obstacles. The existing structure put … Continue reading

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