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Project Profile: The Architects Office

Claiming nearly a full story inside an existing crawlspace gives an understated ranch new life on a challenging hillside site.        The new owner of an understated ranch house in the Oakland hills wanted something more for their home so they … Continue reading

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Member News – May 2017

Blake-Drucker Featured on BREAKGROUND Media Bonnie Blake-Drucker, FAIA has been profiled for BREAKGROUND’s “Artist By Night” series, a three-part series featuring architecture, engineering and construction professionals who pursue artistic passions outside of work. Read the profile here: http://www.breakgroundmedia.com/architect-photographer-artist-jobsite-bonnie-blake-drucker/ Ratcliff Names … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: Shelterwerk

“Shelter”: a position or the state of being covered and protected. “Werk”: (derived from Old High German) a piece of art, an achievement, the result of one’s labors. Established in 2009, Shelterwerk is a creative collaboration headed by architect Heather … Continue reading

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CoolTechStuff: Zera

Here’s a new green kitchen appliance that may become commonplace in your kitchen and the kitchens you design in the future.  What Does It Do: The Zera Food Recycler is a free-standing kitchen appliance that is designed to turn food … Continue reading

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Member Profile: David Green, AIA

David Green, AIA is a building enclosure consultant specializing in curtain wall, glazing, and cladding systems. He is an associate principal at the Emeryville office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), a nation-wide architecture and engineering consulting firm. Collaborating … Continue reading

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ArchNews November 2015

ArchNews November 2015 Out Now! This month’s issue includes: President’s Letter: The Cost of Stupid Project Profile: Ohashi Design Studio Emerging Professionals: Overhauled IDP Goes Into Effect June 2016 In the News: RATCLIFF Architects, Andrew Weber, AIA, Swatt Miers Architects, Tour of UC Berkeley’s Lower … Continue reading

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Overhauled IDP Goes Into Effect June 2016

On June 29, 2016, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will be updated to reflect six broad areas of architectural practice. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming changes. What’s Happening? Next summer, the IDP’s current 17 experience areas … Continue reading

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Allied Member Profile: Joe Lazzaretto for TREX

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing. The cornerstone of the Trex product portfolio is the Trex Transcend® decking and railing system, which combines superior durability with beautiful aesthetics. Transcend, available in 10 rich … Continue reading

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Member Profile: Brett Snyder, AIA

Brett Snyder, AIA is a principal of Cheng+Snyder, and an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of California, Davis. Snyder works at and researches the intersection of architecture, media, and graphics with a particular interest in developing vibrant urban … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: PRA

We are a small firm dedicated to design innovation, exceptional service to our clients, and superior documentation. Our practice is mainly residential, both new buildings and additions, with some commercial and condominium projects mixed in with custom residential structures. We take … Continue reading

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