Net Zero Energy at an Urban Scale – Masdar

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Net Zero Energy at an Urban Scale – Masdar I’ve had the distinct pleasure of visiting Qatar and the UAE, twice in the past year and was pleasantly surprised by the research and development being done to create accessible and… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS’ CREATIVE USE OF SALVAGED MATERIALS

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials hb+a Architects had the pleasure of working with a small retail business looking to open up a shop in the east bay. They had  a really tight budget and were looking for… 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

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

Health initiatives at hb+a Architects’ Bay Area office.

Health initiatives at hb+a Architects’ Bay Area office. We can all agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day. We are all living, breathing, high achieving individuals, multi-tasking careers, family, charity obligations and ambitions, daily. In between some of… Continue Reading

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

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 Architect’s Cultural crusade through Istanbul

San Francisco Architect’s Cultural crusade through Istanbul Istanbul has always been one of our favorite places to visit. The rich history and culture serve as a lasting inspiration for design and planning.  Over the years we have made it a… Continue Reading

Castro Valley Rotary’s Christmas with Children

hb+a Architects’ Owner is quite involved with Rotary, an international Organization focused on giving and causes such as the eradication of Polio. Every year Rotary Club of Castro Valley hosts a Christmas party with Santa Claus, gifts, elves and a… 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