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08th
Jun

Time to Celebrate!

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We are pleased to announce several of TCA’s projects recently received prestigious awards for their excellence; both in our Architectural and Graphic Design Studios! The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget Awards celebrates those

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11th
May

Virtual Reality: Changing the game in architectural design

Matthew Vitti, AIA, LEED AP, VR Architect

Architects always talk about the way a building “feels.”  What they’re really talking about is the scale of the building, and the relationship of your personal scale to the scale of the overall space. VR

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03rd
May

When parking is a puzzle…literally

Jonathan Cohen, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal

Here in the Bay Area automated parking systems, usually in the form of “puzzle lifts” are gaining wide market acceptance and have become the norm for TCA projects in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro,

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24th
Mar

Fullerton: Becoming a “shoe-in” for walkability

R. Paul Anderson, AIA, Associate Principal, Studio Director

I recently entitled a project near Fullerton’s downtown which also happens to be my personal community since the late ‘60’s.  The site has a “Walk Score” of 74, which falls in the “very walkable” scoring

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08th
Mar

Solar powered “Eco-Units” – The hot new trend

Melissa Logan, Associate Principal, Director of Marketing

These days, it’s not unusual for single family homes to be outfitted with photovoltaic panels, and although multifamily buildings over three stories are not required to meet California’s net-zero mandate until 2030, there is a growing

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06th
Mar

Gender Neutral Restrooms – Why there is no “stalling” this trend.

Paul Adamson, FAIA, LEED AP, Hospitality Studio Director

Unisex restrooms have been a hot topic among political debates lately; and while they are not necessarily a new concept, they have been appearing in modern restaurants and hospitality environments much more as of lately.

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06th
Feb

The Importance of Location and Civic Meaning

Paul Adamson, FAIA, LEED AP, Hospitality Studio Director

Hotels have traditionally occupied prominent locations in cities, often anchoring and helping define a neighborhood or district. Examples include the Mark Hopkins and Fairmont hotels on San Francisco’s Nob Hill, or the Claremont, in Oakland,

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01st
Dec

“Smart” Design Matters

Michael Mindlin, Lifestyle/Retail Practice Leader

Design “works” when it is focused on solving real problems that affect the client’s strategic goals and the emotional needs of the culture it serves… How does a two million square foot mixed use development

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01st
Nov

Authenticity Resonates

Michael Mindlin, Lifestyle/Retail Practice Leader

Neptune Marina, located in Marina Del Rey, California is a seaside community in the local vernacular of Mid-Century Modern. Authenticity resonates within us at a profound level and is at the heart of successful streets,

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08th
Jun

Time to Celebrate!

,

We are pleased to announce several of TCA’s projects recently received prestigious awards for their excellence; both in our Architectural and Graphic Design Studios! The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget Awards celebrates those

READ MORE >
11th
May

Virtual Reality: Changing the game in architectural design

Matthew Vitti, AIA, LEED AP, VR Architect

Architects always talk about the way a building “feels.”  What they’re really talking about is the scale of the building, and the relationship of your personal scale to the scale of the overall space. VR

READ MORE >
03rd
May

When parking is a puzzle…literally

Jonathan Cohen, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal

Here in the Bay Area automated parking systems, usually in the form of “puzzle lifts” are gaining wide market acceptance and have become the norm for TCA projects in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro,

READ MORE >