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

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

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

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

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