Accounting Department Manager
Inspiration: Garden and photography books, urban gardens. The international design blog Freunde von Freunden – an endlessly inspiring glimpse into the lives of creative people from around the world.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Education: BA and MA Cal State University NorthridgeJuly 28, 2016
Inspiration: Minimal design and clean lines or gritty post-industrial abandoned objects. Individually, they capture my attention, but combined they capture my imagination. I love being around dynamic and creative people that challenge me and show me new unexpected possibilities.
Hometown: Udine, Italy
Education: Laurea in Scienze dell’Architettura, Universita degli Studi di Udine;
MArch, California College of the Arts, San FranciscoJuly 21, 2016
Inspiration: The organizational logic of Chinese ancient gardens creates a feeling of infinity within a limited space.
Hometown: Hebei, China
Education: BS in Urban Planning, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China; MArch, Washington University in Saint LouisJuly 20, 2016
Inspiration: The often overlooked slivers of in-between spaces of buildings and how the forced perspective frames a city and/or landscape; the play between the texture of building materials and patterned light; multicultural narratives of talented and fanatical individuals.
Hometown: Newport Coast, CA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning; University of California, San Diego
Master’s in Architecture; Pratt Institute, New YorkMay 21, 2016
Inspiration: Well-crafted objects and passionate, thoughtful people. It’s easy to feel inspired when you surround yourself with infectious energy.
Hometown: Southern New Jersey
Education: BArch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoMay 20, 2016
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.