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

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

Lessons from Empire State Building for San Francisco Architects.

An iconic building like the Empire state was responsible for 25,000 tons per year of Carbon dioxide emissions, and the 102 stories cost $11,000,000 in annual energy, prior to 2008.  This was all before the building went through an exercise… 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

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

San Francisco Fashion Week – August just got more exciting!

SanFranciscoFashionweek started on Monday the 8Th of August and has been going on with full force. The week long festivities include fashion installations, Apple workshops on fashion illustration and photography. The runway lineup from Friday to Sunday includes looks from… Continue Reading

Lessons from NOLA for San Francisco, Bay Area Architects

Lessons from NOLA for San Francisco, Bay Area Architects We were recently in New Orleans for the AIA convention and as much as we enjoyed the sessions at the convention, we were incredibly intrigued by the City that is New… Continue Reading