• When Your Kid is a Client: Part II

    November 16, 2021
    Our family was also at the opening day of MOSAC on Saturday, and we often passed…
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  • When Your Kid is a Client: Part I

    November 15, 2021
    Hearing feedback from clients and building occupants is one of the best parts of my job – seeing the culmination of years of hard work come together to improve the daily lives of people is hard to beat. This…
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  • Architecture Through a Different Lens

    November 2, 2021
    The process of drawing, painting, or shooting art photography of something necessarily involves looking at the subject matter through a different lens than what we normally use when interacting with the world around us. Looking deeper and truly “seeing” something…
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  • An Afternoon of Design|Access

    October 14, 2021
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of AIACV’s annual Experience Architecture festival. Design|Access – in its fifth year running – has been part of the annual festival since 2017. I, along with Felicia Reyes, founded and developed this event based…
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  • D+B Kids Go to Camp

    September 10, 2021
    It is incredibly rewarding to be part of an architecture firm with 70+ year old roots in the community in which it was founded. We’ve been fortunate to work on many landmark buildings, the latest being the Museum of Science…
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  • Sacramento’s Homeless Supportive Housing

    August 18, 2021
    We see it every day at freeway offramps, parks, empty lots, and abandoned buildings, informal homeless encampments permeate our urban and suburban neighborhoods. Communities struggle to strike a balance between compassion and cleanliness, between enforcement and assistance. In the…
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  • Building on Our Strengths – Sarah Bergman Promoted to Associate

    March 8, 2021
    When the leadership of the firm sat down to discuss possible advancement candidates at the end of 2020, without any exception, Sarah’s name was put forward as the top contender for Associate level promotion by everyone in the group. …
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  • Architecture Toward a Broader Purpose

    January 29, 2021
    Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture Design Principal, Jason A. Silva, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, shares some insight on the County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center that is set to open its doors in February, 2021. There are the times…
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  • Sacramento’s Other Thiebaud Murals

    November 16, 2020
    This winter, internationally-renown California artist Wayne Thiebaud turns 100 years old. The Crocker Art Museum just opened a thorough retrospective of his work, in celebration of his birthday. One of the most prolific living artists of the 20th Century…
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  • CLARA and the AIA Film Challenge

    November 6, 2020
    When we were deciding to enter the AIA Film Challenge there was no doubt the…
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