Monthly Archives: September 2018

Firm Profile: Howard McNenny, AIA

I began my practice in 2009, with a focus on residential design, including remodels and second story additions. I drew upon experience I gained as an architect in corporate practice and as a developer of properties I personally owned. Many … Continue reading

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Creating Intelligent Building Schedules

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6-8pm Free and open to all. At this ARCHICAD user group we will review steps to create custom schedules such Furniture Schedules, Finish Schedules, Lighting Schedules, Door Schedules, Material Takeoffs, Cabinet Unit & Labor Pricing, LEED calculations and more. … Continue reading

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Boris Rapoport: Allied Member Profile

Over the years I have enjoyed helping many architecture firms with their technology problems. I have gained valuable insights into the business and technology challenges of the design and build community. I wanted to share this experience and expertise with … Continue reading

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Eunice Street Remodel: Project Profile

Real Estate Agents Matt Vance and Peter Ashbaugh discovered a rare mid-century modern home in North Berkeley and recognized its potential.  The house had been designed by architect Elwood Hanson and offered a well-organized floor plan with vaulted views from … Continue reading

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Member Profile: Margaret Parker Salop, AIA

Margaret Parker Salop is accustomed to adapting to new environments while staying true to her passion. She grew up in a military family, living in cities and on bases all over the United States. She received a Bachelor of Arts … Continue reading

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ADA/MCE Day – November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018 8:30am-3pm $110 AIA Members / $150 Nonmembers. Includes light breakfast and lunch. Click here to register. 5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs Attorney and accessibility expert Jan Garrett, CASp presents the full five-hours of education required for your 2019 … Continue reading

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Design Awards Pre-Submittal Conference Call

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10am Open to all Design Awards registrants. Position your Design Awards entry to win! Participate in this pre-submittal conference call led by Henry Siegel, FAIA of Siegel & Strain Architects. He’ll explain how to make the … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park: Five Critical Concepts for Design of Urban Spaces to Maximize Social and Ecological Benefits

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Noon-1:30pm Free AIA Members / $3 Guests Location: Bishop Floyd L. Begin Plaza, 2251 San Pablo Ave, Oakland The renovation of Bishop Floyd L. Begin Plaza is one of the newest open-space contributions to Uptown Oakland. The … Continue reading

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Toeing the Line: Codes

It happened again. I recently got an email in which the sender wrote “tow the line.” Then, minutes later, someone asked me why the code has maximum toe clearance dimensions. Let’s clear up both toe problems once and for all. … Continue reading

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Randy Agno: Allied Member Profile

If you are an architect, designer, engineer, specification writer, general contractor, or window and door installer, I speak your language. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and a MBA. As a long-time architectural consultant in the building industry, … Continue reading

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