• 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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  • 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 a viable 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…
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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…
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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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  • Part 3: Remembering Al

    February 13, 2018
    This is the last of a three-part series about the architect, Albert M. Dreyfuss, who passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was 97. Although largely credited with the business side of our firm, Albert (Al) Dreyfuss was a diverse, driven and accomplished architect. Part…
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