Thursday, March 1, 2018
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests. Space is limited.
Location: Berkeley Lighting Company, 1623 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
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Join the Small Firm Forum for a presentation at Berkeley Lighting. Learn about: smart switches, setting lighting scenes, and controlling them on smart devices from anywhere in the world. Lighting types (LED, fluorescent, incandescent) and dimmer compatibility. New Title 24 lighting criteria for residential indoor and outdoor lighting. LED color temperatures and CRI (Color Rendering Index). LED undercabinet lighting, 12V vs. 120V differences and installation requirements. Recessed lighting photometrics, lumen output, coverage/spread, and color temperatures.
Lunch provided by Berkeley Lighting.
After the program with Berkeley Lighting the participants will…
- Be knowledgeable of specifying lighting controls with smart switches.
- Be knowledgeable of various dimmer types and dimmer compatibility requirements for various luminaires (LED, Fluorescent, Incandescent).
- Be knowledgeable of new Title 24 residential lighting requirements for both indoor and outdoor lighting..
- Gain an overview of some LED applications such as 12V and 120V undercabinet lighting, and recessed lighting photometrics/spread. Also, gain an overview of LED characteristics such as color temperature, color rendering index, and lumen output.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Location: CEI PACE Center, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro
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1.5 CES LU
The NorCal Design for Aging Committee tours the Center for Elders’ Independence, the premier provider of The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The San Leandro center was designed by Kava Massih Architects.
Center for Elders’ Independence has been serving seniors since 1992. They are a premier provider of PACE, which is the nation’s only integrated acute and long-term care program for low income frail seniors. Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services, which promote autonomy and quality of life for seniors, while keeping them in the community and living at home. CEI provides transportation from participants homes to the Center.
CEI selected a 15,660 square feet existing commercial office building in San Leandro for this unique senior adult day activity center and clinic. We worked with a steering committee on the architectural programming to insure the design respected participant’s dignity while providing enough stimulus and activities.
The orientation of the building takes advantage of natural daylight and large windows provide views of the outdoors. The dining, lounge and activity spaces are oriented to views of the courtyard. Nature elements are incorporated are the interior design for improved health and well-being of both participants and staff.
The design is inviting and comfortable, encouraging participant’s engagement socially and through activities. The center provides a large lounge and multiple activity rooms plus a large dining and a serving kitchen. Also included are spaces for rehabilitation services and support.The clinic is set up for four providers with six exam rooms and is accessible from the outside through an internal passageway. The clinic was designed to OSHPD 3 requirements.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location: 3770 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Cost: $5 AIA Members / $10 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs
Lowney’s Tony Valadez leads this design tour of the newest location of the Chow franchise by Lowney Architecture.
Chow Oakland is a project with a hybridized program – part food market, part restaurant and café and part commercial bakery. Chow gets its energy from the intersection of these disparate programs. Blurring the line between interior and exterior, Chow brings customers and shoppers outside and brings plant life and landscape to the inside. Additionally, the building involves the renovation of a long-vacant concrete and steel building. Wherever possible, the existing structure will be exposed, adding more interest to the experience of the project.
Friday, October 20, 2017
$5 AIA Members / $10 Guests
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Join us for a tour of University Village, a mix-use project featuring a senior housing development designed by HKIT and a retail center including Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store designed by Lowney Architecture. This tour is co-led by Lowney Architecture, HKIT, Jeff Bond from the City of Albany and Kevin Hufferd from UC Berkeley.
Renovations include two new single-story buildings including a grocery building for Sprouts with a gross floor area of 28,684 sf and a retail building with a gross floor area of 4,700 sf. The grocery building is a cold shell and the retail building is a warm shell including HVAC. Site improvements include replacement of a section of Monroe St., a new public plaza, parking servicing the retail buildings, creek bank enhancements and a new creek side trail. A new single story multi-tenant retail building with a gross floor area of 11,700 sf, the building is also designed as a warm shell including rooftop HVAC for all tenants.
This tour has been postponed due to speaker scheduling conflicts. We will hold the tour in the spring 2018, date TBA.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Cost: $5 AIA Members / $10 Nonmembers.
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3.5 CES LUs
Join the Regional Urban Design Forum for a BART tour of transit-oriented development in three East Bay neighborhoods. We’ll be learning about successes, lessons learned, and challenges facing all TOD. We will tour transit oriented developments at three BART stations: MacArthur, San Leandro and Fruitvale.
Our intent is to explore existing, current and future developments, looking at the elements of development that were successful, lessons learned and partnerships that evolved. Invited speakers include architects, developers, city leaders and BART directors and staff. The tour will be limited to 20 people.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Free and open to all. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: 360 17th St., #200, Oakland
Emerging Professionals are invited to Lowney Architecture to tour the firm, discuss recent projects and network over light food and beverage.
Lowney Architecture, based in Oakland, CA, was founded by Ken Lowney in 2003 and has quickly grown into one of the area’s leading practices, actively engaged in improving the city through its projects and other civic engagements. Project expertise includes grocery stores, retail, multi-family housing, high-rises, restaurants, offices, renovation, parking structures and master planning.
Lowney has won acclaim for its vertical grocery store and prefabricated modular multifamily housing designs, including the Golden Nugget Award and AIA. The firm has consistently been ranked by The San Francisco Business Times as one of top 100 fastest growing business in Bay Area, and is currently expanding into a second office in Hawaii.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Location: MN Builders, 2400 Union Street, Oakland
$5 AIA members / $10 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs
Join us for a tour of this popular, Oakland-based custom cabinetry/millwork company, where we’ll take a shop tour through the CNC machinery and discuss interrelation between designer and builder.
Mueller Nicholls Builders is a leader in the cabinet and construction industries. They specialize in mid-sized to large comprehensive remodels, with turn-key solutions: everything from design assistance and permit expediting – to complete construction and installation capabilities. At MN Builders, they develop relationships with architects, designers, and other consultants; with staff; with clients; and with sub-trade contractors.
By the end of the program, attendees will:
- Be able to state what a computer-controlled table saw is, and how it is operated.
- Be able to state what a large edge bander is, and how it works.
- Be able to state what a computer numeric control machine is, and how it operates.
- Be able to describe the overall process for building custom-designed cabinetry.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Sorry, this tour is sold out.
Sharon Simpson and her late husband Barclay, founder of Simpson Strong-Tie, have created a unique and extraordinary garden at their Orinda home. As committed supporters of the arts, they have collected an impressive selection of sculptures from internationally renowned as well as local artists. Over the years, the garden and the art have evolved together, resulting in a magical environment. Join us for a special tour of this private garden.
On a one acre site with multiple elevation changes, there is no shortage of “oh my” moments. Upon entering, the artistic tone is set by a playful abstract metal gate leading to the lower garden with its boxwood spheres and gently arching pergola. This part of the garden has a more formal structure, organized as rooms of color, with plants and sculptures creating the partitions. Meandering to the upper garden you pass weathered steel-clad walls, shade-loving perennials and, of course, more wonderful sculptures. The upper garden is a stone and steel terraced hillside abundantly planted in a mesmerizing palette of textures, colors and shapes. Viewed from the kitchen and adjoining deck, this garden is an ever-changing source of beauty and tranquility throughout the year.
For the past 18 years David Manlove, owner of Indian Rock Landscapes, has been involved in the design and renovation of the Simpson garden. As a licensed landscape and building contractor for over 26 years, his design/build firm has participated in all aspects of renovating and maintaining the landscape. Whether working with plants, stone, water or wood, there is always an eye on detail and preserving the artistic integrity of the garden’s legacy.