• Remembering Len Blackford

    September 25, 2014
    Yesterday, our founder Len Blackford passed away. In memory of him, we have created a three-part blog series about stories from the office. He was 90, and had an extremely interesting and epic life as an architect in Sacramento. We…
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  • Still Proudly Standing, Napa’s Hall of Records

    August 29, 2014
    A violent earthquake a few days ago in Northern California left many people and buildings badly shaken. The cities of Napa and Vallejo were particularly hard hit. Thankfully, the early Sunday morning…
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  • Leafing a Legacy

    July 29, 2014
    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson John Webre, AIA, has long been a champion of the urban forest of Sacramento, a tree hugger really. He’s…
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  • The Birth of Ideas – Welcoming VSP Global’s Newest Arrival

    July 16, 2014
    The Shop @ VSP Global was welcomed into this world today. Ribbons were cut at the 17th & I Street location as part of the grand opening, but the ceremonial scissors also cut the cord that holds back big ideas.
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  • Works in Progress

    July 8, 2014
    “In this bright future you can’t forget your past”. ~ Bob Marley Kris Barkley, AIA, is the Design Director at Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects and the current president of the American Institute of Architects Central Valley chapter. What is…
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  • Building Information Modeling: Fasten Your Seatbelts

    June 20, 2014
    BIM is Driving Design Forward When I started working in architecture eight years ago, Building Information Modeling (BIM) was barely on the radar. It was more of a buzz word than a real topic of…
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  • Sacramento Lifts Off

    June 11, 2014
    Student: “Dr. Einstein, Aren’t these the same questions as last year’s [physics] final exam?” Dr. Einstein: “Yes; But this year the answers are different.”  ― Albert Einstein Courtney McLeod Golden, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, is a Partner with…
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  • Metal’s Mettle – Scratching the Surface of Potential

    June 3, 2014
    Metal. It is economical. It is recyclable. It is beautiful. And it is a material Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects’ designs often incorporate. Thanks to digital fabrication, if you can fold it with paper, you (or better yet, a robot “you”) can fold…
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  • If it isn’t broken…it should be.

    April 15, 2014
    “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark Zuckerberg   Dreyfuss & Blackford Design Principal, Jason A. Silva, AIA, LEED AP has a confession. While it sounds counter intuitive and frankly,…
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  • Let’s Talk about Design

    February 22, 2014
    Kris Barkley loves design. He loves the personal creative process as well as community discussion and debate. He is engaging the best and brightest in our community to increase public awareness of the value of good design. …
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