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Grand Award Honors for 7th & H
With entries from around the world, but largely from California and the west, Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) awarded our 7th & H mixed-use building with the 2013 Judge’s Special Award of Excellence for “Outstanding Responsive Design Addressing Special Needs.”...
Sacramento Valley Conservancy Glamps and Kayaks
The Sacramento Valley Conservancy offered the chance to do sunset kayaking at their "Glamp Out" (glamourous camping) at Camp Pollock which is on the north bank of the Lower American River, just upstream from the confluence of the Sacramento River right in the middle of the City...
McKinley Park Play Structure Community Build
Hundreds of volunteers converged at McKinley Park to rebuilt something that had been destroyed by arson...
Neon Museum – Las Vegas
Renner and family visited the boneyard of classic neon signs from The Strip at the "Neon Museum" of Las Vegas...
Renner & John attend author’s talk: The Power of Habit
Renner Johnston and I attended an author’s talk last week at the Sutter Clu...
Maple Park Project Completed
Since the mid 1980’s there hasn’t been an affordable housing project built in the city of Live Oak; on February 11, 2013, a notice of completion was signed making 56 family units available to the local community...
Sacramento Railyards: A Peek Inside
For many years, I have been looking across a large expanse of a fenced-off “no-man’s land” at the old brick locomotive works buildings in the middle of Sacramento’s abandoned Railyards. Today, one of the buildings was opened up to the public for a couple of hours. It was fascinating to see the enormous spaces that have been off limits for so many years. I snapped some images of the “Paint Shop” building, the easternmost building that remains of this sprawling industrial complex. It looks huge until you realize that it is only 1/3 the size of the western buildings. The best part was to wander though the spaces feeling like we were all discovering something completely new that had been there all along. Many of the massive brick arched openings were designed for locomotives to drive through to be serviced. At the height of its use, somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 people worked in these buildings before and during the second World War.
Cesar Chavez Plaza
American Planning Association recognized Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento as a “2012 Great Public Place”....
Central Valley Architecture Festival
The Central Valley Region Architecture Festival this October will explore ...
Best Real Estate Projects Recognized this Morning by the Sacramento Business Journal
Our firm was among a group of award winners for newly developed and built projects in the Sacramento region. Our project, Sacramento’s new Greyhound station on Richards Boulevard in the River District, was recognized as major contributor to Sacramento’s urban fabric as well as the redevelopment of this part of town. Check out this article from the Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2012/09/21/re-projects-2012-greyhound-station.html