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Inspiration: Travel. While studying in Paris, France, I was able to experience a particular favorite – the Maison de Verre by Pierre Chareau & Bernard Bijvoet. I see this as an architectural work expressing truth in material and internal adaptability that was years ahead of its time.
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education: BArch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoApril 29, 2016
Inspiration: Artist Olafur Eliasson and his multi-disciplinary design studio, with the exploration of sensory and perceived experiences such as “The Weather Project” an installation at London’s Tate Modern and the Circkelbroen pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen.
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Education: BEDA and MArch, North Carolina State University
Affiliations: SPURApril 28, 2016
Inspiration: Chicago, where I grew up, with its rich history of modern architecture. And today, I draw inspiration from Oakland, with its cultural diversity, as well as travel to memorable sites such as the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
Hometown: Suburbs of Chicago
Education: BArch, University of Kentucky
Affiliations: AIA East Bay and SPURApril 25, 2016
Hometown: St. Helena, California
Education: BA and MArch, University of California, Berkeley
Affiliations: AIA, SPUR, SFHAC (SF Housing Action Coalition), and Build It GreenApril 25, 2016
Hometown: New York City
Education: BA, Northwestern University; MArch, University of California, Berkeley
Affiliations: AIA, SPUR, and SFHAC (SF Housing Action Coalition)April 11, 2016
Our design combines exuberance and rigor, modernism and urbanism. With each project, whether urban or rural, we consider the larger framework in which the building fits—the living context. That includes nearby structures as well as ecological, social, political, economic, and regulatory layers.
Our clients appreciate that our designs not only have flair, but also arise from a deep understanding of the finer points of building codes. We see all spaces in the urban environment as linked to each other, ripe for activation and capable of serving a variety of purposes.
We believe in tying together big-picture thinking with small-scale finesse.