Project Specs Evans Residence Sea Ranch, CA Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects << Return to article the People Owner Anne & Greg Evans Architect's firm name, address, phone, and fax number: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects 1660 Bush St, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94109 T. 415.441.2300 F. 415.441.2385 Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit Eric Haesloop, AIA Mary Griffin, FAIA Molly McGrath Interior designer: Margaret Simon Engineer(s): Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong General contractor: Timothy Carpenter Photographer(s) Jim Alinder 707.884.4884 CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autocad the Products Exterior Cladding Wood: 1X6 T&G Vertical
Before moving to this surprisingly exposed location in the Old Town area of Pasadena, California, the 10-person advanced-design team, an in-house R&D engine, had been buried deep in Honda’s corporate campus some 25 miles down the freeway, in Torrance.
Like Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory, a 1935 Art Deco masterpiece conceived by Russell Porter and designed by the firm Austin and Ashley, exists in several domains, illusory and real. Whether glimpsed in the movies—1955’s "Rebel Without a Cause" or 1984’s "The Terminator"—or as a twilight destination in the Hollywood Hills, the Griffith’s iconic three-domed structure, what longtime observatory director Edwin Krupp calls the “hood ornament of Los Angeles,” also provides that rare Los Angeles accident: true public space.
The California Academy of Sciences needed a temporary home to accommodate research, administrative, and public spaces while its old facility, in Golden Gate Park, was being replaced with a new design by Renzo Piano.
Project Specs Gradman House Inverness Park, California Swatt Architects << Return to article the People Owners Marc and Elaine Gradman Architect Swatt Architects 5845 Doyle St. Suite 104, Emeryville, CA 94608. t: 510.985.9779 / f: 510.985.0116 Project team: Robert Swatt FAIA, Steven Stept AIA, Hiromi Ogawa, Sarina Bowen Interior designer Connie Wong 706 Josina Avenue Palo Alto, CA Engineer(s) Yu Strandberg Engineering 155 Filbert Street, Suite 234 Oakland, CA 94607 Consultant(s) Landscape Swatt Architects Lighting: Swatt Architects General contractor Calmell Construction P.O. Box 816 Woodacre, CA Photographer Cesar Rubio 415.550.6369 CAD system, project management, or other software used AutoCAD
Can a house be five levels but all on one story? It sounds like a riddle, but in fact the answer to that question was the solution to the design challenge of Marc and Elaine Gradman’s vacation home in Inverness Park, California.
Success has been bittersweet for Stephen Kanner, FAIA. Expanding Kanner Architects meant that Kanner, the third-generation principal of the firm, would have to move out of the Los Angeles office where he had worked since joining his father, Charles, in 1982.