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Prototype Cabin for Homeless Developed by Mogavero Architects

Great news on the efforts to reduce homelessness in Sacramento...

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The Most Famous House in Tacubaya

I made a trip to Mexico City just to visit Luis Barragán's house and studio. Barragán is the most important Mexican architect of the twentieth century...

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Community Integrated Agriculture Development

In the past two years I have had an opportunity to learn much more about agriculture than I ever imagined...

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The Arbors at Oak Park breaks ground. Mayor Johnson addresses the crowd.

Earlier this month, about 150 people participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for The Arbors at Oak Park...

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Maple Park – Construction Update 5/16

Construction continues on Maple Park - wonderful images...

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Concrete Pour Video – Post Tension Slab

A short video showing some of the processes involved in pouring a post-tension slab in a larger multi-story project...

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Sacramento Kings Game

MNA staff members along with some of their spouses attended the Sacramento Kings game on Thursday night versus the LA Clippers at the Power Balance Pavilion...

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Thermal Mass

Thermal mass is a phrase one hears often in our corner of the overall industry, due to the fact that when properly used, it can significantly increase the efficiency of a given building envelope: although this idea now has a sort of buzz or currency, it's actually one of the oldest energy control techniques, and was very common in concert with solar envelope design from ancient times...

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Lobby Day for Affordable Housing

The California Housing Consortium brought in Senate Pro Tem Senator Steinberg, Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and the heads of HCD and CalFHA to talk about the critical bills that are in process to recapture the hard-fought affordable housing funds from the butchering of the state’s redevelopment agencies. About forty of us walked the capitol’s halls to visit legislators, their staff and the Governor’s staff completing almost 40 meetings to press the case for affordable housing....

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Multi-Family Housing And Solar

The massive solar array that seemingly floats over the new affordable housing building at 7th and H in downtown Sacramento is composed of 680 solar PV (photovoltaic) panels that provide power to the common "house loads" of the building. Common loads include things like elevators, stairwell lighting and the central cooling towers on this redevelopment project. The array uses a net metering system that runs the electric meter backwards, or slower, when the sun is shining and power is being produced...