Bahrain – A Visual Diary

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Bahrain is actually an archipelago of 33 islands, what most people don’t know is that Bahrain World Trade Centre is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design. Each turbine is 95′-0″ in diameter w/ a… Continue Reading

Net Zero Energy at an Urban Scale – Masdar

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I’ve had the distinct pleasure of visiting Qatar and the UAE, twice in the past year and was pleasantly surprised by the research and development being done to create accessible and livable Urban districts like Msheireb in Doha and Masdar… Continue Reading

Zaha Hadid debacle over labor deaths in Qatar & the World Cup

Earlier this  year Zaha Hadid made headlines with her indifferent comments about the deaths of hundreds of Southeast Asian migrant workers in Qatar, following a construction boom around the 2022 World Cup. Hadid has designed one of the five stadia that will house… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architect’s Visual Diary – Oregon

San Francisco Architects' Visual Diary - Oregon

San Francisco Architect’s Visual Diary – Oregon Preservation of Landscape is an ideal that any conscientious design or planning professional pursues. We all appreciate the virtues of being surrounded by nature and the value of non-imposing built – environment, that… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS’ CREATIVE USE OF SALVAGED MATERIALS

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials hb+a Architects had the pleasure of working with a small retail business looking to open up a shop in the east bay. They had  a really tight budget and were looking for… Continue Reading

Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects

Sick Building syndrome concerns for Bay Area Architects The Co-op incident in North Bronx that headlined the news this past week has sparked an interest in Legionnaire’s disease. In this particular case, there were two incidents of the disease in… Continue Reading

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect's Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure We are a big fan of vernacular architecture and a huge proponent of preserving natural landscape. Below is the first take on our exciting road trip from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, you can… Continue Reading

ADA upgrades to Existing Buildings in San Francisco

ADA upgrades to Existing Buildings in San Francisco We’re all too familiar with drive-by lawsuits targeting small, minority owned businesses in the bay area for non-compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Experienced and knowledgeable San Francisco bay area Architects… Continue Reading

Historic Preservation efforts in San Francisco and Venice

Preserving Buildings in San Francisco, Bay Area

Historic Preservation efforts in San Francisco and Venice. San Francisco sports some recognizable landmarks, despite being heavily influenced by historical elements from around the world, the city has been able to create its own eclectic building style. One such example… Continue Reading

Health initiatives at hb+a Architects’ Bay Area office.

Health initiatives at hb+a Architects’ Bay Area office. We can all agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day. We are all living, breathing, high achieving individuals, multi-tasking careers, family, charity obligations and ambitions, daily. In between some of… Continue Reading