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Detectable Warnings (Part Two): Codes

Last month we discussed Detectable Warnings and how the code’s vague phrase “Hazardous Vehicular Area” creates uncertainty. The code defines “Vehicular Way,” but leaves architects, plan checkers and site inspectors to decide what is “hazardous.” Intent These little yellow bumps … Continue reading

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Sean Winchester, AIA: Member Profile

Sean Winchester, AIA brings over 25 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career in construction as a carpenter, woodworker, and stair fabrication specialist. He operated Winchester Woodworks as a stair design fabricator, and Kingstud Construction, a … Continue reading

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Letter to AIA East Bay Membership

December 10, 2018 Message from the President of the Board, Mark B. Steppan, AIA, CSI, NCARB, and the Board of Directors to the full membership of the East Bay Chapter of the AIA. We desire to provide our membership with … Continue reading

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Project Profile: Levitch Associates, Inc.

Warm Modern Remodel + Addition Text provided by Levitch Associates, Inc. Albany homeowners wanted a modern design, open plan and additional space for family and guests at their two-bedroom, 1 Bath, 1,053 SF home on a 30’ wide lot. At … Continue reading

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Jeff Moore: Allied Member Profile

Jeff Moore, P.E., principal and owner of Greenwood & Moore, Inc. (G&M), has 30 years of experience as a professional Civil Engineer.  Moore received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly/Pomona in 1984.  He received a Master’s Degree … Continue reading

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Joel Freeson Carico : Architect : AIA: Firm Profile

Joel Freeson Carico : Architect : AIA is a sole proprietor in Concord. Joel moved to the Bay Area in 2009 to be closer to family. Joel has worked in the architectural profession for nearly forty years and his experience includes … Continue reading

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A Fragile Energy Revolution: Green

A New Local Energy Provider In November, most residents in Alameda county will join the growing number of Californians receiving their electricity from a not-for-profit, governmental agency rather than a corporate power provider.  The change will be seamless, noticeable only … 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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Detectable Warnings: Codes

Under the current 2016 California Building Code (CBC), the requirements for detectable warnings continue to be present. This is in light of the 2010 Standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) having suspended the requirements and proposed guidelines for … Continue reading

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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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