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Titus Vineyards in Saint Helena, CA by MH Architects

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Titus brothers reached out to MH Architects to explore the concept of a new winery facility located in Napa Valley in 2012. The client’s stated goal was to express the spirit of Titus Vineyards wine through the architectural components of the winery design. MH Architects responded with a series of design iterations before narrowing the focus toward a design that best matched the client’s needs. During the process, architect and client reviewed the basics of production flow, matched hospitality requirements with current trends in the wine tourism industry, and created a building aesthetic which captured brand identity. The design team worked closely to accommodate the complex layout of shiny fermentation tanks which catalyze anaerobic reactions under the same roof which hosts aesthetically-conscious guests with discerning palates.

The Southwest corner of Titus Winery is characterized by the covered hospitality area overlooking surrounding vineyards.  Exterior materials include cedar soffits, concrete board-form tilt-up walls, gunmetal blue panels above windows, and anodized aluminum window frames,  Image Courtesy © Technical Imagery Studios

The Southwest corner of Titus Winery is characterized by the covered hospitality area overlooking surrounding vineyards. Exterior materials include cedar soffits, concrete board-form tilt-up walls, gunmetal blue panels above windows, and anodized aluminum window frames, Image Courtesy © Technical Imagery Studios

  • Architects: MH Architects (Matt Hollis, Principal + Lead Designer)
  • Project: Titus Vineyards
  • Location: 2971 Silverado Trail N, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
  • Photography: Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios
  • Client: Titus Vineyards
  • Project Manager: Helen Vasquez, MH Architects
  • Civil Engineer: Mike Muelrath, Applied Civil Engineering Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Rich Burris, Structural Design Group (SDG)
  • Contractor: Steve Kilgannon, Facility Development Construction (FDC)
  • Year: Began in 2012, Construction 2014-2015


Palo Alto Eichler Remodel in CA by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture updated a classic Eichler indoor-outdoor home to better suit the needs of a very busy family. The owners have two rather young kids and are also professionals with unpredictable, busy schedules. The house also had to accommodate the needs of two live-in nannies who cover for the parents when they’re indisposed. With those considerations in mind, the owners selected this house because it was larger than typical Eichlers because past additions had been already been made to the house. However, at the time of purchase the house was in poor condition and needed a complete gut remodel including all new roof, mechanical systems, and electrical, the replacement of dry-rotted siding and framing, some layout changes, and all new finishes. The house is super-insulated and has no need of air-conditioning.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture 
  • Project: Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, and Angela Todorova
  • Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2013


Google Tech Corners in Sunnyvale, CA by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

Google’s headquarters, referred to as the Googleplex, in Sunnyvale, CA, uses SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA Fabric to shade the central plaza of a recent campus expansion – and the fabric has completely transformed the newly-outfitted space.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • ArchitectsValerio Dewalt Train Associates
  • Project: Google Tech Corners
  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Software used: mpanel in Rhino
  • Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Installer: Duvall Design Inc.


Truly Open Eichler Home in Palo Alto, CA by Klopf Architecture

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf ArchitectureArterra Landscape Architects and Flegel’s Construction recently completed a beautiful and insightful remodel of a classic Eichler home that I think would be a perfect fit.

I know that this remodel of an iconic mid-century home would be a wonderful renovation feature, because the design team so sensitively addressed the needs of the homeowners and expanded on the original intent of the home.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Truly Open Eichler Home
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2014
  • Square Footage: 1,712


Authentix Boutique in Los Angeles, CA by the UP studio

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: the UP studio

Authentix, located in Los Angeles CA, is a custom sneaker boutique designed to create flexibility while accommodating the client’s budget and time frame. This custom display system allows for the client to easily create multiple configurations as needed.

Image Courtesy © Carlton Beener

Image Courtesy © Carlton Beener

  • Architects: the UP studio
  • Project: Authentix Boutique
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Photography: Carlton Beener
  • Completed: 2014
  • Size: 1,820 SF
  • Millwork: MakeTime


1028 Natoma Street in CA, USA by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

This project, on a twenty-five-by-eighty-foot lot next to 1022 Natoma Street, continues the investigation of San Francisco infill buildings. At the street level are parking and entrance lobby; above are four stacked units. One thickened party wall provides vertical access and a light court. The other acts as a service zone, condensing kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, and storage behind sliding glass doors.

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects


ADOBE 410 TOWNSEND in San Francisco, CA by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Article source: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Adobe, headquartered 50 miles south in San Jose, established its San Francisco presence when it acquired Macromedia at the end of 2005. Macromedia occupied the historic Baker & Hamilton Building at 601 Townsend Street and the newer 625 Townsend Street next door. Recently, Adobe leased additional space at 410 Townsend Street two blocks away to meet the needs of its growing workforce. Adobe’s new workplace strategy, which was created for their San Jose campus, was implemented at 410 Townsend while providing a unique identity for the space.

Image Courtesy ©  David Wakely

Image Courtesy © David Wakely

  • Architects: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
  • Project: ADOBE 410 TOWNSEND
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Photography: David Wakely
  • Software used: Microstation, Maxwell, Adobe Suite
  • Client: Adobe Inc
  • Project Team: Louis Ray, William Turner, Matt Gamache, Surili Ranpuria, Audrey Bauer, Lacey Engelke, Stephen Killion         
  • Date of occupancy: July 2013
  • Gross square footage: 44,000 SF              
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Project Manager: Cushman & Wakefiled
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Structural Engineering: Structural Engineers Incorporated
  • Mechanical Engineer: ACCO Engineered Systems
  • Electrical Engineer: Decker Electrica



Thursday, June 12th, 2014


This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Project: Fall House
  • Location: CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: endrestudio
  • Landscape Architects: Blasen Landscape Architects
  • Civil/Geotechnical Engineering: Grice Engineering and Geology
  • Size: 3800 SF


  • Standing seam copper façade
  • Poured in place fly ash concrete
  • Steel structure
  • High performance, insulated, low E glazing
  • Living roof
  • French limestone radiant floors
  • Sustainably harvestedinterior wood finishes
  • Copper roof
  • Wood windows
  • High fire hazard materials chosen to reduce risk of fire
  • Reduce window e south elevation to reduce solar heat


20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects


The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA


Broadway Housing in Santa Monica, CA by KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

Thursday, May 15th, 2014


The objective of this housing project is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The design clusters economical, repeatable housing blocks around the canopy of an existing shade tree.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Project: Broadway Housing
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): November 2012
  • Gross square footage: 33,225 sf
  • Total construction cost: $10,900,000
  • Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Architectural Team: Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer & Plumbing: TK1SC
  • Electrical Engineer: FBA Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Paller-Roberts Engineering
  • Landscape: Dry Design, Inc.
  • Acoustical: Davy + Associates
  • Owner’s Rep: SL Leonard & Associates
  • General contractor: Ruiz Brothers


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