• The Future of Healthcare

    October 21, 2014
    When St. Helena Hospital was established more than 100 years ago, it was on the cutting edge patient care. Now, it is again. Established in 1878 as the Rural Health Retreat,…
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  • Are You Experienced?

    October 7, 2014
    “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”. – Winston Churchill Kris Barkley, AIA, is the Design Director at Dreyfuss + Blackford and the current president of the American Institute of Architects Central Valley chapter.
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  • Part 3: Remembering Len

    October 2, 2014
    This is last of a three-part series of a behind-the-scenes look at the architect Leonard D. Blackford who passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Part 1 can be found here…
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  • Part 2: Remembering Len

    September 30, 2014
    This is the second of a three-part series of a behind-the-scenes look at the architect Leonard D. Blackford who passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Part 1 can be found…
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  • 2014 Experience Architecture Week

    September 28, 2014
    Just around the corner – this October, the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter is having its third round of events, exhibits, films, talks, competitions and much more during the 2014 Experience Architecture Week! As usual, we will be…
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  • Part 1: Remembering Len

    September 26, 2014
    This is one of a three-part series of a behind-the-scenes look at the architect, Leonard D. Blackford, who passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Our firm’s founder, Leonard Dam Blackford,…
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  • Remembering Len Blackford

    September 25, 2014
    Yesterday, our founder Len Blackford passed away. In memory of him, we have created a three-part blog series about stories from the office. He was 90, and had an extremely interesting and epic life as an architect in Sacramento. We…
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  • Still Proudly Standing, Napa’s Hall of Records

    August 29, 2014
    A violent earthquake a few days ago in Northern California left many people and buildings badly shaken. The cities of Napa and Vallejo were particularly hard hit. Thankfully, the early Sunday morning…
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  • Leafing a Legacy

    July 29, 2014
    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson John Webre, AIA, has long been a champion of the urban forest of Sacramento, a tree hugger really. He’s…
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  • The Birth of Ideas – Welcoming VSP Global’s Newest Arrival

    July 16, 2014
    The Shop @ VSP Global was welcomed into this world today. Ribbons were cut at the 17th & I Street location as part of the grand opening, but the ceremonial scissors also cut the cord that holds back big ideas.
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