Those of us from Northern California can attest to the fact that one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is located about 20 miles north of San Francisco—Stinson Beach. It’s a little wilder than most—windy and often foggy.
During its 20 years of designing, renovating, and building houses mostly in Southern California, Marmol Radziner + Associates has soaked up a rich tradition of Modernism and interpreted it in a series of projects that engage nature as an instrument of architecture.
It comes as a shock to discover one of the Bay Area’s most riveting examples of recent architecture is not the work of international highfliers imported to San Francisco and its environs to rev up the local landscape.
Project Specs Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland, California Skidmore, Owings & Merrill << Return to article the People Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP One Front Street, Suite 2400 San Francisco, CA 94111 415.981.1555 415.398.3214 Craig Hartman, FAIA: Design Partner Gene Schnair, FAIA: Managing Partner Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE: Structural Engineering Director Keith Boswell, AIA: Technical Director Raymond Kuca, AIA: Project Manager Patrick Daly, AIA: Senior Design Architect Peter Lee, PE, SE, and Eric Long, PE: Senior Structural Engineers Eric Keune, AIA; Lisa Gayle Finster, AIA; Christopher Kimball; Jane Lee; Christina Kyrillou; Elizabeth Valadez; Denise Hall Montgomery; Mariah Neilson;
Project Specs 26th Street Housing Santa Monica, California Kanner Architects << Return to article the People Architect Kanner Architects 1558 Tenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Tel: 310-451-5400 Fax: 310451-5440 Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit Carol Templeton, AIA, LEED AP: Project Architect (registered architect) Ken Vermillion: Project Manager (not registered) John Mebasser: Senior Architect (registered architect) Architect of record: Stephen Kanner, FAIA Engineer(s): Structural and Civil: Reiss, Brown, Ekmekji M/E/P: Storms & Lowe Consultant(s) Landscape: Troller Meyer Assoc. Acoustical: Veneklasen Associates General contractor: Louis Laxineta, Alpha Construction Co. Photographer(s) John Linden, 818-888-8544 CAD system, project management,
Rather than assume that senior citizens want their housing gussied up in wood shingles and faux Victoriana, the architects of Parkview Terraces in San Francisco treated the project’s residents as people looking to the future rather than the past.
We don’t have money for fancy materials, but abundant light and air, which can make a huge difference in your living environment, are free,” says Joan Ling, executive director of the Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM).