• Powerhouse, Full Steam Ahead Once Again

    December 19, 2018
    This article was originally published on December 19, 2018 and has been updated to reflect the building’s name change. A drive up Interstate 5 North through Sacramento will give a glimpse of work happening along the river at the old…
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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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  • Part 2: Remembering Al

    February 6, 2018
    This is one 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. …
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  • Part 1: Remembering Al

    January 18, 2018
    This is one 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. How he…
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