• 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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  • Five Questions with…

    November 13, 2019
    When Chris Avanzino was eight, he and his family would visit Tahoe. But it wasn’t the lake they were exploring; it was the houses under construction. Seeing the structure and unique design of each house sparked Chris’ interest. He loved…
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  • The Missing Piece

    October 2, 2019
    Architecture as a career didn’t come into my life before I was in my 30’s. I spent my childhood building Lego structures and cardboard cities and I was obsessed with exploring homes and buildings, but architecture was never something I…
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  • Five Questions with…

    August 15, 2019
    Jennifer Reid, CID Project Designer Jennifer’s hard work paid off at the new Sac State University Union addition. Jennifer Reid is a seasoned project designer at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture with more than 15 years of…
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  • Extreme Team-Building

    July 17, 2019
    Every year for the last five years my wife Janet and I have been riding in the four day 300 mile NorCal AIDS Cycle Ride. This year was different. Not just because it was the 15th anniversary…
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  • 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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