• 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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  • 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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  • Respect Your Elders

    December 10, 2013
    We love buildings. We design new ones to push the envelope for function, materials and efficiency. But we also appreciate old buildings – they make up 80% of our urban landscape. We take great pride in preserving, rehabbing, adapting and upgrading…
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  • Mission Critical Facilities – Design as if Lives depend upon it.

    November 7, 2013
    Fall is historically the peak wildfire season in California. The 2013 season started earlier, lasted longer and produced larger, more destructive events – like the Rim Fire. What started…
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  • Evolution of An Architectural Office

    November 6, 2013
    While perusing vintage photos of the original Dreyfuss + Blackford drafting room, we were struck by the changes over the years. Herewith, six decades of change in an Architectural workplace.   Mid – 1960’s and the drafting room was pristine.
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