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Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego, CA by Colkitt & Co

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Colkitt & Co

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is an organization that provides inspiration, awareness, and mentoring so that physically challenged athletes are accepted and respected in the community. Their mission is to make sure people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports as everyone else.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Ramsay 

  • Architects: Colkitt & Co
  • Project: Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Location: 9591 Waples St San Diego, CA 92121, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Ramsay
  • Project Owner/Developer: Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: February 2011
  • Awards: SDAF 2011 ”Orchid” Winner for Adaptive Reuse
  • Collaborators: Hollis Brand Culture ­ All environmental graphics, branding, interactive exhibits and signage.

Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in South Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway.  The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana.  Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Green Dot Animo Leadership High School
  • Location: Los Angeles County, CA – Lennox School District
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Client/Owner: Green Dot Public Charter Schools
  • Total Square Footage: 53,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2013
  • Cost: $17,300,000.00(US)
  • Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Construction Manager: Telecu
  • Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural, E2DI- Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing, Veneklaussen-Acoustical, Barbara Hall-Civil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

Bloom House in Los Angeles, CA by Greg Lynn Form

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Greg Lynn Form

The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows.  The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers

  • Architects: Greg Lynn Form
  • Project: Bloom House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Project commencement:  2004
  • Completion date:  2010
  • Design Architects: Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA
    Jackilin Bloom, Brittney Hart, Chris Kabatsi, Brian Ha, Danny Bazil, Andreas Krainer
  • Architect of Record: Lookinglass Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA
     Nick Gillock, Emil Mertzel
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA
    Cynthia Zabala
  • Mechanical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
    Ramil Carpo
  • Electrical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cost Estimator: Oliver Garrett Construction, Inc. 
    Oliver Garrett


League of Shadows in Los Angeles, CA by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Not a Pavilion

Our proposal aims to fully exploit what we recognize as the most fundamental aspect underlying the project: the temporal use of the pavilion as a large outdoor event space. Due to its lack of programming, The conventional graduation pavilion suffers immediately after its purpose has been met, transforming from a place of spectacle to an abandoned vessel. If another pavilion is to be built, the scale of the project demands that it should not exist for a single usage, rather, it should become an icon that attracts public events from the surrounding community. We believe that if executed correctly, the pavilion could potentially activate a node within the downtown area.

Image Courtesy P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

  • Architects: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
  • Project: League of Shadows
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program: SCI-Arc Graduation and Public Event Pavilion
  • Client: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • Status: Competition
  • Dates: August 2012 – June 2013
  • Team: Marcelo Spina, Georgina Huljich, Matthew Kendall, Daniele Profeta, Elias Arkin, Viola Ago, Mike Wang
  • Engineer: Matthew Melnyk: Nous Engineering


Frida Mexican Cuisine Glendale in California by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc

The architecture and design proposed for the new Restaurant and Bar “Frida Mexican Cuisine” at the Americana on Brand development is based on a concept that combines tradition, hospitality and festivity, three elements that had shaped the identity of the country, the ideology of its people, and the flavor of its cuisine.

Image Courtesy Jose Antonio Gonzalez Archirtects Inc

  • Architects: Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc
  • Project: Frida Mexican Cuisine Glendale
  • Location: “Americana on Brand” Retail and Residential development, Glendale CA
  • Size: 6,000 sf + 1,800 sf terrace


Amcal’s Mercado in Los Angeles, CA by Withee Malcolm Architects, Llp

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects, Llp

Withee Malcolm Architects Achieves Platinum, Gold and Silver LEED Certification for Six Recent Multifamily, Institutional and Commercial Developments

Los Angeles, CA — U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification and other measures of sustainability are increasingly part of the business plans for both commercial and multifamily residential project sand Withee Malcolm Architects is working closely with their clients to create environmentally conscious developments that make bottom-line sense. As a result the firm has achieved LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver certification on six projects in the last few months.

Image Courtesy Withee malcolm Architects, LLP


Atlassian Offices in San Francisco, CA by Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Article source:  Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture

In San Francisco fashion 1098 Harrison has been past home to a church, disco, and print shop. Atlassian is proud to add software to the legacy. Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, Atlassian’s new workplace is more of an urban hub than the typical (albeit amusing) dot-com environment found in Silicon Valley. Having an international presence in the United States, Australia, and The Netherlands, Atlassian’s offices have been strategically located in dense urban areas. Atlassian’s industry leadership in enterprise software puts it in a category of growth and expansion during a time of economic recession; the need for new digs is the result of robust recruitment of a new generation of business software innovators.

Exterior View

Axial View of Town Square and Wood Box Conference Room


Vista Del Valle in Sonoma,CA by Sean Bailey

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source:  Sean Bailey

Vista Del Valle is a 4,400 square feet house in the Sonoma hills that articulates modern forms, site informed design, and soft clean materials. The project is on a steep site with a view out over the valley, with distant views of Mt. Diablo and East Bay. Its multi-axis plan and gently sloped shed roofs create informal active spaces that look modern in form and yet remain soft with light finely-textured stucco and warm clear-grain horizontal cedar siding.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte


  • Architects:  Zimmerman and Associates
  • Project:  Vista Del Valle
  • Location: Sonoma,CA
  • Photographer: Bruce Damonte
  • Year of Completion: 2011
  • Contractor: JMH Consultants
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhinoceros 4.0 and Vray for the renderings.

Screenplay in Los Angeles by Oyler Wu Collaborative

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Article source: Wu Collaborative

Screenplayby Oyler Wu Collaborative will be on view from 6/22 to 6/24 at Dwell on Design 2012 at LA Convention Center.

Screenplay is conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception.  This twenty-one foot long screen wall is constructed of forty-five thousand linear feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames.  The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work.  The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense line-work.

Oyler Wu Collaborative-Screenplay-Image 14

  • Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
  • Project: Screenplay
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Project Design and Fabrication Team: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Huy Le, Sanjay Sukie, Yaohua Wang, Qing Cao, Farnoosh Rafaie, Jie Yang, Clifford Ho, Joseph Chiafari, Tingting Lu, Qian Xu, Mina Jun, Vincent Yeh, Kaige Yang, Shouquan Sun


Todd Cancer Pavilion in Long Beach, CA by c|a Architects

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: c|a Architects

The Memorial Care Todd Cancer Institute is a nationally recognized healthcare leader in cancer diagnoses,treatment and research. The Todd Cancer Pavilion will not only provide a state-of-the-art medical facility for the institute to practice leading edge cancer care and research, it will also be seen by the patients and community as an iconic center for healing in Long Beach and southern California.

2nd floor lobby

  • Architects: c|a Architects
  • Project: New Pavilion for the Memorial Care Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial
  • Location: Long Beach, CA


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