• The Designer that LEGO Built

    October 27, 2016
    When my parents bought me my first LEGO set, I had no idea it would change my life. Little did I know how these simple building blocks with their infinite design possibilities would be one of the most amazing gifts I’d ever receive.
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  • Lost and Found

    September 8, 2016
    If you told me 15 years ago I’d be designing parking structures, I wouldn’t have believed you. Yes, there was an increasing demand and somebody had to meet it; but it wasn’t going to be me. No way. Especially when…
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  • The Creative Challenge of Branding Creatives

    July 28, 2016
    I joined the Dreyfuss + Blackford team in late June 2015. My new role included developing an updated brand for the company. Though I had been a fan of D+B’s architecture for years, my process began with research; lots of research. Trying…
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  • Architectura Obscura As Seen On Instagram

    July 14, 2016
    2015 Architectura Obscura 2nd Place Winner / Photograph by Zohar Bogin Have you ever snapped a quick photo only to look at it later and be completely surprised when you discover something interesting you hadn’t initially noticed? Have…
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  • To Spain with Love

    July 8, 2016
    Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land! -Rochdale This past month, I took a trip with the AIA Central Valley to Barcelona, Spain. On the heels of that visit, I traveled to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Toledo and Madrid.
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  • A Vampire’s Diary: MERGE 2016

    June 27, 2016
    I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow. -Bela Lugosi Before deciding on a career in Interior Design, I considered Fashion and Costume Design. I watched the hit show…
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  • What Science Means to Me

    June 14, 2016
    Close your eyes and think about science. I bet you envision a laboratory. Maybe someone in a lab coat? Perhaps you think of technology in general, or even your last trip to a museum. Science is all these things to me…and…
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  • Go BIG or Go Home

    June 7, 2016
    Encouraging healthy creative dialogue is very important to our design culture at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Regularly, we have someone in the office put together a design presentation for a lunch time discussion. These dialogues spark a lively debate…
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  • Community-Created Art for Fairfield Transportation Center Parking Structure

    May 25, 2016
    Since 2012, I’ve enjoyed creating interactive play spaces for kids at an annual festival held along the American River in Coloma, California. Whether building something new, assembling large structures or making little houses, the kids and their…
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  • The Binds That Tie

    May 13, 2016
    Unbelievably, it’s been more than five years since I helped the City of Sacramento launch the program for Catalyst: Capitol Mall Design Competition. Since then we have seen a lot of great things happening: design and construction…
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