• A Confluence of Care at the New Sutter PACE Facility

    April 15, 2019
    I chose interior design as a career because I love the balance of the technical and artistic aspects. The tasks and challenges vary from day to day, and I am continually learning and improving. I feel very fortunate to be…
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  • When a Good Plan Meets Fate

    March 6, 2019
    I like to have a plan. Whether it’s for my lunch tomorrow or where I want to retire in 30 years, I can’t help but think ahead. This quality has been a key part of my personality since I was…
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  • Our New Associates Talk About Each Other

    February 11, 2019
    Last month Dreyfuss + Blackford welcomed Brian Lefholz and Stephanie Swain as leaders within our growing firm. Individually, they have made a significant impact on our firm culture, inspired confidence with our clients, and demonstrated a collaborative spirit dedicated to…
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  • Powerhouse, Full Steam Ahead Once Again

    December 19, 2018
    A drive up Interstate 5 North through Sacramento will give a glimpse of work happening along the river at the old historic power station, River Station B. The long-vacant site has been silent for decades, but it’s finally getting a…
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  • My Architectural Roots: Home is Where the Tree Fort Is

    November 21, 2018
    I have been making forts as long as I can remember. In fact, it’s one of my earliest memories. Me, my brother and sister making a blanket tent in our game room. We used volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica (Dad…
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  • If These Walls Could Talk

    October 8, 2018
    Sacramento has had a renaissance of large-scale art exhibitions recently, including Art Hotel and Art Street, allowing the community to experience an immense amount of art in one place for a select period of time. In September, Tearing Walls…
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  • When Culinary Adventure Club Gets Real

    October 4, 2018
    “People who love to eat are always the best people.” ~Juilia Child      Culinary Adventure Club (CAC) was just a silly name I used to get people in the office out for lunch at places most of…
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  • Ronald Reagan Slept Here

    August 29, 2018
    Some big things are happening in downtown Sacramento, and one of them is the revitalization of the Mansion Inn, a late-50’s-era motor hotel near and dear to our firm. Having originally designed and expanded the inn for the first thirty…
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  • The lost art of sketching / architectural model making Part 2

    May 21, 2018
      You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. — John Singer Sargent   Sketch by Chris Holt The Unfinished Business of Sketching Sketch remains the elementary method…
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  • The lost art of sketching / architectural model making Part 1

    March 30, 2018
    Sketch by Brian Lefholz   The (almost) Lost Art of the Sketch Communicating a thought in pictures dates back as far as 30,000 years, give or take a few. A mere 600 years ago, The…
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