• To Spain with Love

    July 8, 2016
    Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land! -Rochdale This past month, I took a trip with the AIA Central Valley to Barcelona, Spain. On the heels of that visit, I traveled to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Toledo and Madrid.
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  • What Science Means to Me

    June 14, 2016
    Close your eyes and think about science. I bet you envision a laboratory. Maybe someone in a lab coat? Perhaps you think of technology in general, or even your last trip to a museum. Science is all these things to me…and…
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  • Go BIG or Go Home

    June 7, 2016
    Encouraging healthy creative dialogue is very important to our design culture at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Regularly, we have someone in the office put together a design presentation for a lunch time discussion. These dialogues spark a lively debate…
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  • Community-Created Art for Fairfield Transportation Center Parking Structure

    May 25, 2016
    Since 2012, I’ve enjoyed creating interactive play spaces for kids at an annual festival held along the American River in Coloma, California. Whether building something new, assembling large structures or making little houses, the kids and their…
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  • The Binds That Tie

    May 13, 2016
    Unbelievably, it’s been more than five years since I helped the City of Sacramento launch the program for Catalyst: Capitol Mall Design Competition. Since then we have seen a lot of great things happening: design and construction…
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  • I Live in a Very Connected World

    May 10, 2016
    I come from a big family. We grew up in Cuba and I have very fond memories of that time. Especially the dancing. My mom is Cuban and my dad is American. He worked in the sugar industry in Cuba. When…
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  • Archi-speak

    May 6, 2016
    Communicating effectively is as important a design skill as understanding tasteful scale and proportion of space. As architects and designers, we fully grasp clear and concise graphic and written communication concepts through the use of detailed drawings and carefully worded…
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  • D+B Architecture has opened an office in San Francisco. What’s in it for you?

    April 28, 2016
    The short answer is, a lot. We are actively looking for a wide variety of talented, passionate individuals in the architecture profession, including project architects, business development, marketing, and office management people.  What can you expect by joining…
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  • Bright Underbelly

    April 26, 2016
    During the first weekend of Spring, our city celebrated the opening of a mural project in an unusual place. The mural, known as Bright Underbelly, was completed on the underside of a section of freeway. For years,…
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  • Schooled

    March 24, 2016
    I was fortunate enough to spend the holiday with my sister and her family in Colorado this past Christmas. Since I had never been there before, I wanted to go see the sights! We went to all the usual suspects:…
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