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Opticos: Firm Profile

How did your firm get it’s name?Opticos is from the term logos opticos in Vitruvius, one of the first architectural texts. It roughly translates into an organized system of visual information but has also been translated as visual harmony or … Continue reading

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350 Bay Area’s Eco Home & Garden Tour

Curious to see examples of all electric resource efficient designs, heat pumps, induction cooktops, bark siding?  350 Bay Area has organized its first ever Eco Home and Garden Tour for Saturday, May 4. The tour will spotlight five eco-friendly homes … Continue reading

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Firm Tour: Anne Phillips Architecture

Join Young Architects Forum (YAF) and Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) for a firm tour at Anne Phillips Architecture.   APA’s principals, Anne Phillips, AIA & Winston Win, AIA will lead the presentation, discussion and tour.     Please register in … Continue reading

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Project Profile: PYATOK, Mithun, and Kennerly Architecture

Avalon Dogpatch800 Indiana Street, San Francisco, 94107 Separated from the rest of San Francisco by Mission Bay and Potrero Hill, the Dogpatch Neighborhood developed an identity apart from San Francisco. This working waterfront was a center for steel fabrication, ship … Continue reading

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The “Podium” Approach – Type IIIA/VA over Type IA Construction

Section 510 of the 2016 California Building Code(CBC) contains the special provisions describing how to build what is commonly called a “podium” building, which are typically Type IIIA or VA wood frame construction, often R-2/housing, or a hotel, over a … Continue reading

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Notice to the AIA East Bay Membership Regarding Sidney Sweeney Leaving the Chapter

October 26, 2018 Message from the President of the Board, Mark B. Steppan, AIA, CSI, NCARB The Board of Directors of the East Bay Chapter of the AIA would like to inform the membership that as of September 21, 2018, … Continue reading

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July ArchNews 2018

July ArchNews is out now! Click the links below to read each article: Project Profile: JumpstartMD Medical Clinic Green: Help Your Consultants Help You HKIT: 70 Years and Counting 8/4: Home Tours 2018 Codes: Learning from Accessible Play Areas Member News  … Continue reading

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American Institute of Architects Launches Film Challenge

The American Institute of Architects launches its fourth annual film challenge today as part of the AIA’s “Blueprint for Better” campaign, an initiative that highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve some of the biggest issues … Continue reading

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Volunteer to Help with the 5th Annual Youth Architecture Camp!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Saturday, June 23, 2018 9am-4:30pm Location: Cal Design Lab, (4th Floor of Small Tower) Wurster Hall Click here to sign up. The FIFTH annual architecture camp for underrepresented youth needs volunteers! This program, co-hosted by … Continue reading

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Home Tours 2018

This is the Eighth Annual AIA East Bay Home Tours. Our popular program includes a cadre of knowledgeable docents from the A/E/C community who enjoy interacting with the informed tour attendees, many of whom have never missed a tour! Saturday, … Continue reading

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