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Member News – October 2017


Dahlin Group’s Dust Bowl Brewery has been awarded a 2017 AIA Sierra Valley Honor Award for Design Excellence.

Promotions and Licensures

Patricia Stenger, AIA has accepted a new position with Barry & Wynn Architects.





Eoanna Harrison, Assoc. AIA has earned her California license and is now Eoanna Harrison, AIA!





Members Featured

Geno Yun, AIA, principal of ELS Architecture & Urban Design was recently featured in Contract magazine:

Jeff Evans, AIA and HKIT were featured in East Bay Times:

Member News – September 2017

A Recently Completed Project

Forward, designed by Alexander Jermyn Architecture is a new medical office providing an innovative form of preventative care, bringing together data-driven technology, A.I., wearable sensors, and 24/7 mobile access to redefine the healthcare paradigm. The design is a careful integration of spatial and virtual strategies to ensure a fluid experience for the member. Click here for images and details on the project.


Archispeak, a podcast by Neal Pann, AIA, has released it’s 123rd episode! From Neal, “Archispeak ep 123 asks the question, how long have you been working at your firm? Let us know and listen at:





New Positions

John Berggren, Assoc. AIA, has accepted a new position with Noll & Tam Architects, in which he’ll be a Project Manager, Sr. Designer, Sr. Construction Contract Administrator. John was previously with SmithGroupJJR.

Member News – August 2017

Exhibition: Reading Materials, Assemblages by Laura Hartman, AIA

Save the date!
Reception: September 9, 5-7pm
Exhibition Run: September 7 – November 4


Introducing Mervin & McNair Architects

As Patrick Mervin and Alissa McNair, AIA begin their 14th year working together, they are pleased to announce that Patrick Mervin + Associates has become Mervin & McNair Architects.

Their office will have a new name and a new look, but will continue to provide the same professional, high quality architectural services that our clients and consultants have come to expect.



Member News – July 2017

New Websites for Summer! 

Andrew Lee, AIA and Veronica Hinckley-Reck, AIA announce their firms’ new sites: Andrew Lee Architecture and Ignition Architecture.


Member Promotions

Kim Butt, AIA has accepted a position of Associate Principal with Carey & Co.







Gary Struthers, AIA is now a project architect at Pyatok Architecture & Urban Design.





Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA Featured

Jeremiah Tolber, AIA was featured in Beast Mode’s Father’s Day email with his two daughters.


Member News: June 2017

Member Promotions:

Jeremey Hoffman, Assoc. AIA has accepted a position of Job Captain with Taylor Design.

Dora Pollack, Assoc. AIA is now a Junior Designer with Noll & Tam.

Maureen Boyer, AIA, has joined ELS Architecture and Urban Design as Associate Principal and Director of Retail. Maureen has more than 30 years of professional experience and has worked internationally on a variety of commercial retail projects.




Corridor Planning Partnership Announced

Matt Taecker, AIA is pleased to announce the formation of Corridor Planning; a new consulting partnership joining Taecker Planning & Design and Dr. Christopher Ferrell, co-authors of the recently published report: “Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics and Strategies.” Our third partner, Dr. Shishir Mathur, professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University, adds urban finance and economics expertise.  The Corridor Planning partnership emphasizes research-informed cross-disciplinary planning at the corridor scale, which is uniquely suited to improve livability, community character, and sustainability. For more information, you are encouraged to visit our website at:

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:

David Driver, AIA

Ratcliff Names New Associates

Ratcliff announces the promotion of David Driver, AIA to senior associate of the firm and of David Olsen and Lance Keoki Kubiak to associate.

Architect David Driver, AIA is the firm’s design technology manager, responsible for guiding our growth into emerging technologies, cultivating standards and leading training efforts to continuously improve our design and production processes. Driver combines 30 years’ experience in the field of architecture with a wide spectrum of industry software expertise to provide both holistic future vision and detailed actionable work plans.

Lance Keoki Kubiak (Associate) is a project designer with the firm and focuses on projects the promote public health. Selected project clients include Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose; Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center, Martinez and Washington Hospital Healthcare System.

Architect David Olsen (Associate) is a project architect with the firm and brings 12 years of experience to the firm’s healthcare and academic practice areas. Current project clients include the VA (Martinez Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Recovery Center; Sacramento clinics and MRI addition); NorthBay Healthcare; Stanford and Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center.

Members in the News

Feng Interviewed

Tian Feng, FAIA was interviewed for the East Bay Times article, “Rising tides: Regional leaders look to shore up Bay Area’s transportation network” for his work as a BART architect. Read the full article here.

McCutcheon Profiled

Michael McCutcheon, Allie Member was featured in Remodeling Magazine. He discusses how he stayed in the family industry, his business philosophy and how his career path has gotten him to where he is now. Read the full profile here.

Awards for Goring & Straja

Goring & Straja Architects’ project “Woodside Priory School” has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Award, Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Educational Project and PG&E Savings by Design.


Blake—Drucker Photograph Featured

Bonnie Blake-Drucker, FAIA has a photograph featured in the current exhibit, “Nocturnes & Noir” at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. The exhibit opened February 11th and will run until April 2nd. Location: 50 Scott Street, San Francisco

Sudbrook to Noll & Tam

Noll & Tam Architects are pleased to announce that Terri Sudbrook, AIA, CSI has accepted the position of Director of Healthcare Projects/Senior Project Manager. Ms. Sudbrook was formerly with Hawley Peterson Snyder.

Members in the News


Tahoe Cabin Featured

Studio Bergtraun’s newly completed Tahoe Cabin has been chosen as ‘House of the Month” for January 2017 by Architectural Record, the oldest, most prestigious architectural magazine in the nation. The January issue is out now; Click here for the full story on Architectural Record’s website.

Additionally, Studio Bergtraun has been awarded the Tahoe Quarterly Home Award, a very nice recognition from the Tahoe community.

Members in the News

RATCLIFF Completes Projects for San Jose State and Stanford

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RATCLIFF Architects and Blach Construction Company are the design-build partners for the San Jose State University’s New Student Wellness Center, which was completed ahead of schedule and within budget and opens to students this fall.



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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay welcomed patients July 13, extending regional access to Stanford Health Care’s leading edge, coordinated care.




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 Weber Moves On

Andrew Weber, AIA has taken a new position at Terracon as Principal and Senior Coinsultant / Facilities.



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Vidalakis House

Swatt Miers Architects — New Awards

Swatt|Miers Architects is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized with two 2015 American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Anthenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Art,Design and Urban Studies. The Vidalakis House Vidalakis House and the Retrospect Vineyards House were among the 17 best new residences constructed by American architects in the US and abroad or by international architects in the US only.

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Retrospect Vineyards







Tour of UC Berkeley’s Lower Sproul Redevelopment

Early October tour of UC Berkeley’s Lower Sproul Redevelopment (Moore Rubel Yudell), led by Beth Piatnitza, Associate Director Planning, Real Estate Division, University of California and Teri Mathers, UC Berkeley Senior Project Manager.

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Members in the News

October_ArchNews 1-10_Page_07_Image_0003Blake-Drucker Exhibits
Bonnie Blake-Drucker, FAIA will be exhibiting photographs of Kyoto at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco from October first to November twenty-fifth. Since taking Marc Treib and Ron Herman’s class at UC in Japanese gardens she had longed to visit Japan. She has been there three times and will return in 2016. Her photographs highlight the people of the Jidai Matsuri and sites in Kyoto. The consulate hours are 9:30am to 12n and 1:00pm to 4:40pm.

Bonnie’s photos can be seen at


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Sam Davis, FAIA, professor emeritus in the UC Berkeley department of architecture, assumed the newly created position of Retirement Liaison at the beginning of August. Through his new position, Davis will provide “assistance in negotiating pre- and post-retirement arrangements” for faculty, according to an email sent to campus administrators Aug. 17. Additionally, he will assist with negotiating the campus Pathway to Retirement option, an agreement that allows retirees access to certain provisions after retirement, which could include the use of campus offices and research space.
Rachael Lee Joins Harley Ellis Devereaux
Harley Ellis Devereaux is pleased to announce that Rachel Lee, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has joined the firm as Science & Technology Studio Leader. Based in Harley Ellis Devereaux’s San Francisco, California, office, Lee will oversee the management of the firm’s Science & Technology practice in the Bay Area. With 19 years’ experience, Lee focuses on complex Science & Technology projects for top-tier research institutions. Lee’s experience includes master planning, programming, laboratory planning, total building planning and design, technical coordination, construction administration, quality assurance and project management.

21st Amendment Brewery Tour
The tour of the brewery was led by David Darling, AIA of Aidlin Darling Design on Saturday, September 12th.
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