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

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

Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects

Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects The Co-op incident in North Bronx that headlined the news this past week has sparked an interest in Legionnaire’s disease. In this particular case, there were two incidents of the disease in… 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

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

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

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action Items for San Francisco Architects

Energy Efficiency Action items for San Francisco Architects According to EIA, buildings still consume 77% of all electricity produced in the U.S. and more, globally. The dependency on fossil fuels for production of electricity makes buildings more responsible for greenhouse gas… 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