• 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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  • 5 Questions with…

    October 9, 2020
    “We are the biggest world sculptors who give shape to this physical world and people’s lives. Our mission is huge.” –Ilanit Cohen Ilanit Cohen is an experienced Designer with more than seven years of industry experience and has…
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  • Old is New Again

    September 14, 2020
    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Headquarters building brought a significant International Style modernist icon to the Sacramento Region. Designed by our firm and completed in 1960, the project received recognition through several national and international publications including the New…
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  • Working Through a Design Problem

    August 24, 2020
    At the end of last year a couple of us entered an international ideas competition for “Portable Reading Rooms.” The competition was organized by Bee Breeders in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS. The competition involved developing a design…
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  • 5 Questions with…

    July 9, 2020
    Amy Eliot joined Dreyfuss + Blackford as a Design Principal in December of last year. She brings over 25 years of experience in the Bay Area with a particular focus on Education and Institutional/Public Sector markets and clients.  As a…
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  • Working from Home {Corona Edition}

    May 11, 2020
    Sheltering in place, on a poodle. At the beginning of this new way of life, I thought to myself that working from home would be fabulous. No need to commute in the morning. Athleisure wear, which is a staple of…
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  • From the Pound to The Park

    April 20, 2020
    A new breed of animal services facilities is coming to the County of Santa Clara. Although the county seat is in San Jose, the location is on a campus with other county buildings in the City of San Martin, which…
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  • Mission Critical: Resiliency in Times of Crisis

    April 6, 2020
    The current COVID-19 outbreak reminds us that preparing for the unknown is one of the most difficult needs of a modern civilization. Crisis events and disasters create chaotic situations that are incredibly complex and push us beyond our normal…
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  • A Return to Sutter Street

    March 19, 2020
    In 1988, following successful architectural career stops in NYC and Chicago, San Francisco (Sutter Street in particular) became the next destination on my professional path. One reason I chose to live in San Francisco was its location as a travel…
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  • Who is Our New Associate?

    March 4, 2020
    Recently, Dreyfuss + Blackford gathered together to celebrate the end of 2019 and our organization’s future along with another very important moment, welcoming Chris Holt as our newest Associate in the firm. To be honest, we had a bit…
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