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

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

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

Vision – San Francisco, Bay Area Architects on a mission

San Francisco, Bay Area Architects

Vision – San Francisco, Bay Area Architects on a mission hb+a Architects located in San Francisco, bay area has an obsessive focus on creating awe-inspiring, healthy spaces with sustainability being the driving force. From the inception of the practice, the… 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

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 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

Real Estate Forecast and Trends for San Francisco Architects

REAL ESTATE FORECAST AND TRENDS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS

Real Estate Forecast and Trends for San Francisco Architects We recently attended a bi-yearly conference with real estate giants in Los Angeles. The entire event proved to be very educational specially, given the  troubled national economy with a strong focus on current and… Continue Reading