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Rene Cazenave Apartments in San Francisco, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

As the first new building constructed in San Francisco’s transformative Transbay Redevelopment Area, Rene Cazenave Apartments (RCA) sets a high standard for future development by replacing a parking lot and former freeway off-ramp with innovative and neighborhood supporting housing and supportive services as a permanent home for formerly chronically homeless residents, many who have physical and mental disabilities.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect
  • Project: Rene Cazenave Apartments
  • Location: 25 Essex Street San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: Community Housing Partnership
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Residential – Multi-Family 5 or more units
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $31,673,500.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 74,723 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2013

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J. Craig Venter Institute in California by ZGF Architects LLP

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The client’s commitment to environmental stewardship initiated the challenge for the design team to create a net-zero energy (NZE) laboratory for its new West Coast research institute, which resulted in a 44,607 SF building comprised of a single-story laboratory wing and a threestory office / administrative wing framing a central courtyard, all sitting above a below-grade parking structure for 112 cars. The new facility was designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and a net-zero energy footprint, making it the first such biological laboratory in the country. The courtyard serves as the heart of the Institute, drawing researchers across and into the collaborative outdoor space. The project uses a modest palette of materials: highperformance glazing, Spanish cedar wood, and high-strength concrete. Each material was considered for its contribution to the enhancement of the building’s performance, resulting in a building that is both functional and artful in its simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: 4120 Capricorn Lane La Jolla California 92037, United States 
  • Photography: Nick Merrick
  • Project Owner: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 44,607 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: November, 2013

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Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in Berkeley, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

“Design innovation starts with asking the right questions and ends with changing the world.” – Jacobs Institute Mission Statement.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Project: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
  • Location: 253 Ridge Road Berkeley, California, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: University of California, Berkeley
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,035 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2015

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Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California by EHDD

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco’s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Exploratorium at Pier 15
  • Location: Pier 15 San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Owner: Exploratorium
  • Project Site: Historic structure or district
  • Project Type: Education – General Food Service Restaurant/Cafeteria Public Assembly – Entertainment/Culture Retail Store
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $220,000,000.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 301,099 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2013

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Bay House in California by Razvan Barsan + Partners

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: Razvan Barsan + Partners 

Located on a remote beach, the ruins of a former industrial site inspired us to create a sea-side house inspired by the industrial era.  Reviving the existing layout has been one of our main concerns while trying to integrate the residential function into the industrial setting with its ragged appearance. However, fitting the new building into the amazing surrounding and making the best of the views it has to offer led us through the design process.

Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

  • Architects: Razvan Barsan + Partners
  • Project: Bay House
  • Location: California, USA
  • Team: arch. Razvan Barsan, arch. Alexandru Duca
  • Year: 2015

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Charming California barn by Richardson Architects

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: Richardson Architects 

This barn was constructed in the early 1900’s adjacent to the old NW Pacific Railroad right-of-way.  Although, it once was a horse stable, It has been used as a garage and guest house until recently when it sustained significant damage from burst water pipes.

Image Courtesy © Jeff Zaruba

Image Courtesy © Jeff Zaruba

  • Architects: Richardson Architects
  • Project: Charming California barn
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Jeff Zaruba

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Double Stick in Beverly Hills, California by Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

This single-family residence that sits atop an existing flat pad features a façade held in place by a high-performance two-sided architectural panel tape. The owner of the home was an executive of 3M, which is where this tape was developed and to our knowledge is the first application for a residential home.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]
  • Project: Double Stick
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Site Conditions: Current Flat Pad With 14’ Height Limit Above Grade
  • Project Size: 5,000 Sf
  • Project Date: 2015

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Bandai Namco office in Santa Clara, California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Bandai Namco Entertainment America is a video game publisher for consoles, mobile devices, and computers. The company publishes some of the most beloved video games of our time including Pac-Man, Dragon Ball, Tekken, Digimon and Dark Souls to name a few. The company hired Blitz to design their 41,475 SF office space in Santa Clara, California. The goal: to reflect the energetic and playful nature of their company while creating dynamic meeting spaces that would accommodate their various creative teams.

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad and Blitz

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad and Blitz

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Bandai Namco office
  • Location: 2051 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
  • Photography: Jasper Sanidad and Blitz
  • Team: Seth Hanley, Lead Designer, Project Architect
  • Interior Designer: Liz Evoy
  • Specifications/Construction Administration: John Hunter
  • Size: 41,475 SF
  • Completion: January 2016

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University of California, Los Angeles, Hitch Student Residences by Steinberg

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Steinberg

The recently renovated Hitch Student Residences, located on the northwest edge of campus, is a complex of four three-story residential buildings organized around a series of courtyards and a new commons building with shared amenities and meeting spaces. The renovation project was conceived to address accessibility and life-safety deficiencies, including seismic strengthening of the existing structures and inclusion of fire protection systems. The project also provided the opportunity to update the exterior image and energy performance of the buildings by providing a new “skin” as well as updating the interior spaces with new finishes. The existing outdated commons building was replaced with a new building that provides support functions for the Hitch community including study areas, offices, laundry facilities, vending, and a multipurpose space that includes a display kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Steinberg

Image Courtesy © Steinberg

 

  • Architects: Steinberg
  • Project: University of California, Los Angeles, Hitch Student Residences
  • Location: California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Program: Student Housing, Commons Amenities/Service Building
  • Amenities: Commons, Courtyard, Recreation spaces, Study Space, Student Lounge, Community Kitchen
  • Services: Programming, Planning, Design through Construction, Sustainability
  • Awards: 2015 Los Angeles Business Council Award; 2014 CISCA Construction Excellence Awards, Gold (Ceilings, West Region)
  • Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified (2015) for Commons Building
  • Project Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Size: 77,500 SF
  • Completed: 2014

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VOLTA in San Francisco, California by CCS Architecture

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: CCS Architecture 

CCS Architecture has partnered again with owners Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje to design their third restaurant. Volta is located in a corner space on Mission Street at the Westfield San Francisco Centre within the city’s Yerba Buena Cultural district.  While their current restaurants Perbacco and Barbacco are both Italian, Volta is a departure that incorporates influences from France, as well as Staffan’s native country of Sweden, both in the cuisine and the design.

Image Courtesy © Paul Dyer

Image Courtesy © Paul Dyer

  • Architects: CCS Architecture
  • Project: VOLTA
  • Location: 868 Mission Street San Francisco, California, US
  • Photography: Paul Dyer
  • Owner: Umberto Gibin, Staffan Terje
  • Design Principal: Cass Smith, Bryan Southwick
  • Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy
  • Project Architect: Joseph Benveniste
  • Designers: Veronica Jurist
  • Contractor: Build Group
  • Size: 8,000 square feet, 175 seats
  • Completion Date: January 6, 2015
  • Budget: $1.95M

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