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Habitat 15 in Hollywood, California by Predock Frane Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Predock Frane Architects

DESIGN INTENT: Working within the context of a for-profit MUR creates a particular set of parameters; programmatic, physical, and client/cost informed. Our solution is two 4-story buildings placed parallel to the street. Between them is a courtyard, reached via a tunnel through the first building, accommodating shared public space and circulation. The simple cubic shape of the buildings allowed for greater project resources to be deployed to the sectional relations within the units. The separation into two buildings allows half of the unit’s access to light on three sides.

Image Courtesy Predock Frane & Elon Schoenholz

  • Architects: Predock Frane Architects
  • Project: Habitat 15
  • Location: Hollywood, California
  • Client : Habitat LLC
  • Contractor : Architype Construction
  • Engineer : SGH
  • Landscape: Bentgrass
  • Project Completion: SUMMER 2009
  • Project Size: 39,000 SF
  • Photography: Predock_Frane and Elon Schoenholz
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino


Claremont Residence in Los Angeles, California by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

This home is sited on an amazing property that offered both the intimacy of a classic English landscape as well as expansive panoramic views over rolling, rural fields towards Lake Ontario. The goal of the design was to embrace the immediate intimacy of the site while revealing, through the architecture, the extensive views offered from various vantage points within the home. The exposed heavy timber Douglas Fir structure hugs the landscape allowing large expanses of glass to bring the surroundings inside while providing dramatic moments when the endless view exposes itself.

Claremont Residence


  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Claremont Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Altius Team: Cathy Garrido, Trevor McIvor, Joseph El-Khoury
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell-Bowick Engineering, Toronto
  • Construction Management: Clemenson + Associates, Toronto
  • Mechanical: Just Geothermal
  • Heavy Timber: TimberSystems
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Solar Umbrella in Venice, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marvin Rand)

  • Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Name of Project: Solar Umbrella
  • Location: 615 Woodlawn Ave, Venice, California
  • Client/Owner: Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa
  • Photography: Marvin Rand


Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Interpretive Center in Agua Dulce, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The Vasquez Rocks Nature and Interpetive Center is a vital gateway to a unique asset in the Los Angeles County Parks system. The high-desert site is one of the most significant natural areas in the region; its sculptural rock formations have inspired generations of visitors and provided the backdrop to dozens of Hollywood movies and television shows. Its location along the Pacific Crest Trail affords hikers on a 2,650-mile walk from Mexico to Canada an unforgettable point of reference.


Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Interpretive Center

  • Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Name of Project: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Interpretive Center
  • Location: Agua Dulce, California


Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., ( has completed construction of the 13,500-square-foot addition to the emergency department and trauma center at Scripps Mercy Hospital, located at 4077 Fifth Ave. in the Hill crest area of San Diego.  Scripps Health officials recently dedicated the expanded facility, renaming it the “Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center” in honor of its largest donor.

Front Exterior Dusk (Image Courtesy Steven Whalen)



Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks & Scarpa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Brooks & Scarpa

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 2 and 3-bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.75 acres of previously developed land.  The project has been certified under LEED for Homes with a  “GOLD” rating.

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks & Scarpa
  • Project: Rosa Gardens
  • Location: Palm Springs, California
  • Client: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 85,184 SF
  • Total Cost: $12.5 million
  • Completed: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 1, -2, 3- and 4- bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.5 acres of previously developed land. The project is certified under LEED for Homes with a “GOLD” rating.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project’s Formal Name: Rosa Gardens
  • Location of Project: 555 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs, California
  • Client/Owner: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 93,000 SF
  • Photography: John Edward Linden
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad


Flower Hill Promenade Expansion in Del Mar, California by Smith Consulting Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Smith Consulting Architects

Smith Consulting Architects, a leading San Diego architectural firm, announces that construction is under way for the 75,000-square-foot expansion of Flower Hill Promenade, located at 2720 Via De La Valle in Del Mar, Calif. 92014.

The 14-acre center, originally built in 1977, is one of San Diego’s premier shopping and dining destinations, with a collection of 42 specialty shops and restaurants. The $22 million expansion includes a 75,000-square-foot, two-story retail/office building and a 397-car parking structure, along with parking and circulation improvements and new landscaping throughout.

Flower Hill Promenade Front Perspective

  • Architects: Smith Consulting Architects
  • Project: Flower Hill Promenade Expansion
  • Location: Del Mar, California
  • Software used: AutoCAD and REVIT


Gehry Residence in Santa Monica, California by Gehry Partners LLP

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Gehry Partners LLP

The Gehry Residence in Santa Monica, Calif., has been selected for the 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. A seemingly adhoc collection of raw, workmanlike materials wrapped around an unassuming two-story clapboard bungalow, Frank Gehry’s, FAIA, home for his wife, Berta, and two sons found a literal, but unexpected, answer to the question of neighborhood context, and used it to forever re-shape the formal and material boundaries of architecture.

Image Courtesy Leslie Brenner / Esto

  • Architects: Gehry Partners LLP
  • Project: Gehry Residence
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Photography: Gehry Partners LLP


Memory Temple in Los Angeles, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

Memory Temple is an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form, and technology. The installation is accompanied by a site-specific composition by a world-renowned composer. The sound-scape is integral to the experience and used to explore the spatialization of sound within the physical boundaries of the gallery.

Images Courtesy Art Gray Photography

  • Architect: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Name of Project: Memory Temple
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photo Credit: © Art Gray Photography


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