Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Steinberg on Steinberg

From 6-7 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2012, architect Robert Steinberg, FAIA will discuss the legacy of Goodwin (“Goody”) Steinberg, as part of the Neutra House Architecture Speaker Series. The lecture is at the Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos. CEUs will be reported by AIA Santa Clara Valley

During his 50-year career, Goody designed homes, corporate campuses, public buildings, and houses of worship. Notable examples include homes in Los Altos Hills, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Altos History Museum, Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, and the Tech Museum in San Jose. Tickets are $20 general; $10 students.  

For more information: visit Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Office Space to Share in Architectural Office

Several rental possibilities are available in our brick and timber renovated building at the corner of Telegraph and Hawthorne Avenues, Oakland.

All rentals include use of large kitchen, private conference room, bathrooms, Canon color copier, large-format copier, and plan file storage.  Utilities are included and one free parking space is available (other parking is available at $100/space).

All spaces are available furnished or unfurnished.

  1. Private office, 10’x18’, $650/mo
  2. Single work station, 9’x11’, $400/mo
  3. Double work station, 7’x14’, $400/mo
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For more information: Contact Grier Graff, AIA 510-653-4500,

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ideate Hosts Dual Revit User Group in December

Combined SF and East Bay Revit User Group – Meeting and Holiday Party
With 2011 nearing a close and 2012 right around the corner Ideate would like to invite all our San Francisco and East Bay User Group members and friends to attend a dual year-end gathering and party held at the Autodesk Gallery. Ideate will be thanking all this year’s attendees with a festive holiday lunch and a chance to tour the Autodesk Gallery of innovative projects and displays. Ideate will highlight and thank our many speakers that have presented this year in both San Francisco and East Bay Revit User Group meetings. As we prepare to launch our 2012 calendar we hope you will consider presenting or speaking on a Revit topic. See you on December 13th!

One Market Street
Landmark Building, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Taking public transportation to the event is highly encouraged! (Embarcadero BART Station)

11:30am to 1:30pm
Special Holiday Lunch and program hosted by Ideate, Inc.
**Registration required. We’ll have your seat
reserved and lunch ready.**

Email Vince Dattoli or call 888.662.7238 x1020
Email Moe Kress or call 888.662.7238 x4151

Caitlin Lempres Brostrom, AIA at OMC Booksigning

Sunday, December 11
OMCA Store
Oakland Museum of California

Meet authors Caitlin Lempres Brostrom, AIA, and Richard C. Peters, FAIA, on the launch of their new book The Houses of William Wurster: Frames for Living from Princeton Architectural Press. Over the course of a career that spanned forty-five years, William Wurster (1895–1973) designed hundreds of residences up and down the West Coast. Wurster described these homes as “frames for living.” For the book, the authors draw upon extensive historical research as well as personal relationships with Wurster to tell the story of his career. The book features new and archival footage of thirty-three of the architect’s best-known houses and includes a foreword by Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA.

2 pm Short presentation, followed by book signing

Caitlin Lempres Bostrom, AIA, is a principal of First Bay
Architecture and visiting lecturer at UC-Berkeley’s College of
Environmental Design, where she received her M. Arch. Richard C. Peters, FAIA, is professor emeritus of architecture at UC-Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Recruited by Wurster in 1958, he taught at Berkeley for thirty-five years.

Call for entries: NEA "Our Town" Grants

Call for entries: NEA posts guidelines for 2012 Our Town grants: ...for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of urban and rural communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core; deadline: March 1, 2012- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Paul Groth and John King on the Firestorm

December 4, 2011  |  3:00PM  |  Pacific Film Archive
Continuing a series of public conversations inspired by the exhibition 1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, Photographs by Richard Misrach, UC Berkeley professor of geography and architecture Paul Groth and San Francisco Chronicle urban design writer John King take up a range of ideas about the possibilities and limits of urban architecture, including the ultimate urban dilemma—natural disaster in a metropolitan environment.
Photo: Richard Misrach

Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Upcoming Community Meeting
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Place: First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway - Fellowship Hall


This is a reminder that there will be a public workshop for the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, located on 2619 Broadway, to review the Public Review Draft Plan Concept.

The Public Review Draft Plan Concept document and a meeting agenda will be available later today on the project website at Also, several handouts summarizing the Public Review Draft Plan Concept document both in English and Chinese will be available on the project website by end of Friday, December 2.

For more information: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prefab Workshop January 2012

Join Ryan E. Smith, professor of architectural technology and author of Prefab Architecture, in the Prefab Education workshop on January 13th, 2012, 8:00am - 3:00pm, at the AIA San Francisco.