Why hire an architects – Part 3

In my last blog, I shared the story of a client who walked in to my office, reluctant to spend any money (Late September). Long story short,  after 6 months of working with designers, design-builders, he finally came to me… Continue Reading

Save Money – Go with a Bay Area Architect

Save Money – Go with a Bay Area Architect Recently, I had a very well aware prospect walk into my office, with a handful of drawings, sketches and skepticism, mostly related to cost. He is looking to open a retail… Continue Reading

Hiring a San Francisco/Bay area Architect vs a “pretender”

Hiring a San Francisco/Bay area Architect vs a “pretender” So the big question is are Architects expensive? Fear of the unknown makes most people hire “designers”. The truth is anybody can call themselves a designer because no training, no license… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors Following our last blog, we continue here to discuss a possible, but  better alternative to a traditional landfill. Man made objects decompose just as well as organic matter, only the outcome is… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills.

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills.

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills. Why landfills? We have landfills,  trash  and global warming on our mind. With horrifying images of large trash deposits floating in our oceans and observing trash and waste disposal habits of folks… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ perspective on Mold & your health.

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON MOLD & YOUR HEALTH.

Mold is an ongoing problem in existing buildings and can cause significantly poor indoor air quality affecting the occupants’ health. Mold isn’t always visible and can very well exist in ducts. It comes from outside but grows in areas where… Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action Items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects According to EIA, buildings still consume 77% of all electricity produced in the U.S. and more, globally. The dependency on fossil fuels for production of electricity makes buildings more responsible for greenhouse gas… Continue Reading

A snap shot of Seventh Step Foundation by their Architect

A snap shot of Seventh Step Foundation by their Architect HB+A Architects was hired by Seventh Step Foundation to provide Architectural Services in 2009. The Foundation wanted to develop a new “substance abuse rehabilitation facility” in Alameda County, to service parolees… Continue Reading

Bay Area Architects do you know what TRACI is?

Bay Area Architects do you know what TRACI is We were at a presentation a few months ago where the presenter was eloquently describing the irreversible effects of climate change on the glaciers and some folks in the audience turned the… Continue Reading

VOCs on the Paint Label, a guide for San Francisco Architects

VOC Guide for San Francisco Architects

VOCs on the Paint Label, a guide for San Francisco Architects We encourage folks to judiciously read labels on products just like most seek nutrition content on food labels. Most people are tricked by the marketing claims from product suppliers… Continue Reading