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The Missing 32% Project: Equity in Architecture Survey 2014

The Missing 32% Project: Equity in Architecture Survey 2014

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Rosa Sheng AIA, a fellow director at AIASF, along with many others, is spearheading the effort to investigate the inequity in gender representation in the Architectural profession.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | | Add a Comment

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Beyond Repositioning: It’s time for Reconstruction!

Beyond Repositioning: It’s time for Reconstruction!

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As many of our readers know, AIA National has been on a campaign to “reposition” the architectural profession in response to a sense of overwhelming dissatisfaction as expressed by a majority of it’s constituents. Unfortunately, many of us, including the entire Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chapter, feel that the repositioning effort is not effective at best, and likely an attempt at bureaucratic self preservation.

Friday, December 20, 2013 | | Add a Comment

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The Summer Architectural Tour 2013:  Dublin (Ireland, part 1)

The Summer Architectural Tour 2013: Dublin (Ireland, part 1)

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This summer, Mark, Anne, Kent & Bruno, (all architects) wandered across Ireland and France, enjoying life, landscape and architecture. We had all spent plenty of time in France, but had managed to reach our fine middle years having missed the Emerald Isle.

Monday, September 23, 2013 | | Add a Comment

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Constructed Realities Awards Program 2013

Constructed Realities Awards Program 2013

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Constructed Realities is a biennial awards program established at the behest of the Small Firms Committee, AIA San Francisco.

Saturday, June 01, 2013 | | Add a Comment

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The Joy of Mentoring a High School student:  The Build San Francisco Institute.

The Joy of Mentoring a High School student: The Build San Francisco Institute.

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The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco has created the Build San Francisco Institute, a half day high school program for students interested in design, construction, engineering and architecture. The Build San Francisco Institute is a unique community educational partnership, involving AFSF, San Francisco Unified School District and more than two dozen major San Francisco firms.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | | Add a Comment

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GREENBUILD 2012 San Francisco: A personal take.

GREENBUILD 2012 San Francisco: A personal take.

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“When I first visited the Greenbuild website to sign up, I became very excited: The prospect of spending three days in educational sessions at one of the world’s largest conferences dedicated to green buildings with building professionals from around the world sounded thrilling.” – Benjamin Todt

Monday, November 19, 2012 | | Add a Comment

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Modern on a shoestring: How to spend less than $75,000 and completely change your home.

Modern on a shoestring: How to spend less than $75,000 and completely change your home.

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Last summer, I purchased a home in Napa with my partner, Anne Fougeron. Most of the existing style choices were an abomination to our modernist sensibilities.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | | Add a Comment

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KA Connect 2011

KA Connect 2011

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Mark English recently spoke about the use of Social Media in a small architectural practice during the KA Connect 2011 conference held in San Francisco. KA Connect is a community of AEC professionals driven to transform the way the industry creates, captures, and shares knowledge.

Thursday, June 09, 2011 | | Add a Comment

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Modern Pied-a-Terre

Modern Pied-a-Terre

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A project from Mark English Architects was recently picked up on both The Contemporist and Houzz.com. Over a year and a half, Mark English and associates Greg Corbett and Sloan Kelly, transformed this upper storey apartment from a humdrum 1960s shoebox into an oval-shaped theatrical experience – sexy and elegant. Interior designer Gary Hutton chose the furnishings that perfectly complemented the architecture.

(Photo by Matthew Millman)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | | Add a Comment

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