Bahrain – A Visual Diary

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Bahrain is actually an archipelago of 33 islands, what most people don’t know is that Bahrain World Trade Centre is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design. Each turbine is 95′-0″ in diameter w/ a… Continue Reading

Zaha Hadid debacle over labor deaths in Qatar & the World Cup

Earlier this  year Zaha Hadid made headlines with her indifferent comments about the deaths of hundreds of Southeast Asian migrant workers in Qatar, following a construction boom around the 2022 World Cup. Hadid has designed one of the five stadia that will house… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architect’s Visual Diary – Oregon

San Francisco Architects' Visual Diary - Oregon

San Francisco Architect’s Visual Diary – Oregon Preservation of Landscape is an ideal that any conscientious design or planning professional pursues. We all appreciate the virtues of being surrounded by nature and the value of non-imposing built – environment, that… Continue Reading

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect's Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure We are a big fan of vernacular architecture and a huge proponent of preserving natural landscape. Below is the first take on our exciting road trip from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, you can… Continue Reading

ADA upgrades to Existing Buildings in San Francisco

ADA upgrades to Existing Buildings in San Francisco We’re all too familiar with drive-by lawsuits targeting small, minority owned businesses in the bay area for non-compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Experienced and knowledgeable San Francisco bay area Architects… Continue Reading

Historic Preservation efforts in San Francisco and Venice

Preserving Buildings in San Francisco, Bay Area

Historic Preservation efforts in San Francisco and Venice. San Francisco sports some recognizable landmarks, despite being heavily influenced by historical elements from around the world, the city has been able to create its own eclectic building style. One such example… Continue Reading

Random inspiration for Bay Architects and Designers

Inspiration for Bay Area Architects

We can all admit, that aesthetically pleasing color and pattern is lacking in the urban and architectural fabric of San Francisco, Bay Area. We are not talking about gaudy, orange or blue palette (which is more shocking than awe inspiring).… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ Visual Diary of Venice.

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Venice is possibly one of the most unique cities in the world, because of its Architecture, culture and of course history. Besides the famous touristic spots of Basilica San Marco, Rialto Bridge & Doge’s Palace, there are day trips to… 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