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

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’ 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

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