Thursday, July 27, 2006
"Webinar Series with LEED v2.2 and Lighting Controls
August 17th, 2006, 8:30am PDT.
The seminar will cover how lighting control systems are used for meeting the LEED Minimum Energy Performance and Fundamental Building Commissioning Prerequisites. In addition, our webinar leader will discuss ways to achieve higher levels of LEED certification, using lighting control and building integration design strategies, in the Optimizing Energy Performance credit and Controllability of Systems credit.
This session is accredited by the AIA and NCQLP, so you can earn 1.5 LEUs or LU's."
For more information: www.wattstopper.com/education/webinarcourses.html , or email@example.com
Walking, Working, Water-Connecting Urban and Environmental Issues with Design Opportunities
The Livable Communities conference will engage design professionals, public officials, and others in an exploration of the intersecting spheres of community and environment through design. The focus will be on creating sustainable places that connect opportunities related to walking, working, and water.
Thursday, September 14. Friday through Sunday.
Activities feature Citistates Chairman Neal Pierce providing a national perspective on sustainability of our urban regions.
Key political leaders discussing public policy and regional growth
Participants examining region-to-city-to-neighborhood issues in a series of breakout sessions Participants examining region-to-city-to-neighborhood issues in a series of breakout sessions
Four “Future Visions” panels (“City as Waterfront,” “City Reconstructed—A new vision for the Gulf,” “Density and Rapid Growth,” and “Resettling the Rust Belt”) outlining key strategies for guiding future growth
Participants taking part in tours and mobile workshops of Seattle’s most notable places.
Earn up to 14.5 AIA/CES learning units, including HSW credits.
For more information: http://www.aia.org/ev_rudc_seattle2006 or call 202-626-7557
"The Royal Institute or British Architects–USA is hosting a new competition, Building a Sustainable World/Life in Balance.
RegistrationRegistration for the Building a Sustainable World competition is open until October 1, 2006. The competition closes at noon PT on November 1, 2006."
For more information: Please visit the RIBA-USA competition Web page or send an e-mail to RIBA-USA.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The Master Architect role is to assist the University with the preparation and administration of a Design/Build contract. The Master Architect cannot be a member of the Design/Build team and will not be the Architect of Record. The Master Architect and Consultant Team will assist the University in: Revising an existing program; producing scoping documents that will provide performance criteria for the Design/Build Architect; assisting the University in preparing the request for proposals and selection criteria for the Design/Build Team and providing quality control of submittals by the Design/Build Team to assure the performance criteria has been met.
The University is seeking a Master Architect and/or Consultant Team that has proven experience in Programming, Site Planning, LEED Certification, Design/Build Delivery Method, Winery, Brewery and Food Processing facilities that will effectively respond to the University’s needs while meeting stringent budget and schedule goals.
Questions about the project may be directed to Susan Rainier Architects & Engineers, 530-752-3232. Statement of Qualifications form, screening criteria, and format requirements of submittal are available at: www.ae.ucdavis.edu/projweb/projweb.nsf, or by contacting Nicki Chapman, UCD Architects & Engineers, 530-757-3187.
TWO COPIES OF STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO:
Susan Rainier, AIA, Sr. Project Manager
Architects & Engineers
255 Cousteau Place
University of California
Davis, CA 95618
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Firm will be asked to show evidence of their Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
"Please be advised that the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Board will meet in
Oakland Thurs., July 27th, 1515 Clay St, 2nd fl. Conference Room at 10am.
Please be there to speak and otherwise support second round funding for the historic John Marsh Stone House.
We may not be on the agenda but anticipate approval of $200,000 for restoration planning documents. Public comments is #10 agenda item.
This meeting should be of interest to all historical preservation advocats."
California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE)
July 27, 2006
Starting at 10:00am
Elihu Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street, Conference Room 2 (2nd Floor)
Oakland, California 94612
The Board of the California Cultural and Historical
Endowment (CCHE) will meet
July 27, 2006. The meeting will start at 10:00am.
1. Roll Call
2. Chairperson’s Report
3. Approval of April 27-28, 2006 minutes. (Action)
4. Executive Officer’s Report
5. Review of Projects Reserved for Funding from Round
One for action on
or continued reservation of funding. (Action)
• San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
6. Motion to increase funding allocation for Round Two
up to $43,549,139.(
7. Review of Round Two Planning Grant Applications
8. Review of Round Two Project Grant Applications for
action on approval
• Trinity County Historical Society
• County of Sonoma (Hood House)
• City and County of San Francisco (South Windmill)
• City of Benicia (Commandant’s Residence)
• La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
• Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
• San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
• City of Poway
• City of Calexico
• City of Pasadena
• City of San Fernando
• Fresno Metropolitan Museum
For More Information: This Agenda will be posted onCCHE website at http://www.library.ca.gov/cche and isavailable by mail upon request.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
"We are looking to purchase a mid-century modern home in the East Bay, (i.e. Oakland, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Berkeley). We have located several homes designed by Neutra, but none are for sale.
The particular architect is not as important as the design; we prefer the “bringing the outdoors in” feel that you get with large amounts of glass. We believe that there are several homes in the area by Roger Lee, David Thorne, and Harry Bruno but no luck on locating anything yet. We are ready to buy immediately if anybody has something fitting the bill."
For more information: Bob Coover – (650) 731-6832 work
(510) 531-1765 home
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Design Tour: Richmond Laboratory Campus Phase III Office
Architect: STUDIOS Architecture
Location: Richmond, CA (Details to be emailed upon registration.)
Questions: Kellie Hewlett, 510/464-3600
Due to security issues, RSVP's are mandatory. Please send the names of each individual attending.
Click here to RSVP.
Monday, July 17, 2006
From Ron Bishop, AIA:
"The time period for comments for construction of the 4th Bore Caldecott Tunnel has been extended to July 21, 2006.
Any new Bore should include pedestrian/bicycle access that is acoustically separated, properly ventilated, properly lighted and safe. Project should also include connections from Rockridge BART and Berkeley to Orinda BART.
Other elements to consider:
**Reconnect Lake Temescal to Highway 13 north side of 24
**Improve safety and traffic control for 1 mile around all on and off ramps"
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Use learning objectives to focus your study as you read Building Green with Windows and Doors.
To earn one AIA/CES Learning Unit, including one hour of health safety welfare credit, answer the questions and then follow the reporting instructions.
For more information: http://archrecord.construction.com/resources/conteduc/archives/0606marvin-1.asp
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
July 12, 2006 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Oakland Zoo – Snow Building
July 26, 20066:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Oakland Zoo - Zimmer Auditorium (Education Center)
Please join us to discuss the Oak Knoll Redevelopment project and the proposed merger of the Oak Knoll Redevelopment Project Area with Central City East. City Staff and SunCal representatives will be available to discuss the fundamentals of redevelopment, eligible uses of Redevelopment Agency funds, benefits to Oak Knoll and the Central City East Redevelopment Project Areas, and an overview of upcoming Agency actions.
The July 12 meeting will include a review of the Redevelopment Program, followed by break-out sessions for community members to discuss and prioritize interests and opportunities.
The second meeting, to be held July 26, will include a review of community input and feasibility of priorities set at the July 12 input session.
For more information: Aliza Gallo, City of Oakland at (510) 238-7405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an architectural studio located in Emeryville and we need a foam-core working site massing model
to show a single family residence and the site for a project on which we are currently working.
We'll pay a flat fee ($500) for the model plus materials, and we need someone available as soon as possible.
Ideally you'll be working in our studio, and the hours are completely flexible depending on your schedule.
Alternatively you can also work from your house.
We'd like to have the model done by July 20, 2006.
For more information : email@example.com
or call: 510-652-0612 ext 6#.
The Label Game: More and more building products are boasting green certification labels. What's really green and what's greenwashing?
For more information: http://www.healthybuilding.net/news/060629labelgame.html
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Teddy Cruz explores architectural and urban planning solutions for global political and social problems that proliferate in international border zones. An AIA San Francisco/SFMOMA public lecture. [audio, video]
Monday, July 10, 2006
Answer these brief questions to be entered into a drawing to win a Free Ipod.
The survey is an opportunity for local officials to understand the public transit needs of the Bay Area.
Thank you for your time.
FBL Research Team
* Your information will not be shared, sold or rented.
Survey Link: http://www.fblresearch2.net/palmer/?s=MTC
From John King's article in Saturday's SF Chronicle:
"Mario Ciampi, whose design work ranged from award-winning schools to the sinuous concrete overpasses that pull Interstate 280 along the San Mateo peninsula, died in Marin on Thursday of heart failure. He was 99.
In addition to his architecture, Mr. Ciampi left his imprint on San Francisco as the consultant in charge of the city's 1963 downtown plan. While many of the specifics were never implemented -- such as removing the wings of the Ferry Building to create a bayside plaza surrounding the campanile-like tower -- the result of his call for creating large squares along Market Street at BART stops is seen today at United Nations and Hallidie plazas. "
A memorial service is pending. Donations can be made to the Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476; or to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108.
For more information: Click here to read John King's article in full.