Practicing at the confluence of art, architecture, and building technology, we collaborate with clients to create buildings and environments in dialogue with culture and place.

Architectural Digest reports on Sweetgreen’s engagement of the surrounding community with the help of artists and architects. “Our approach to design is really regional. When we go into any new city or neighborhood, the second thing we do after visiting farms is really try to understand the city and the people and build our store around that feeling and the people we connect with.” – Nicolas Jammet, Co-founder Sweetgreen

Not Your Father’s Altered State
The Private, Colorful Workplace

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects has elevated Mark Jensen to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession and to society on a national level, and who exemplify architectural excellence. The AIA will honor Mark and the full class of 2018 fellows at an investiture ceremony held during the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York this coming June.

Flexible Hub for the Arts

Alamo Square Residence is featured in the June issue of San Francisco Magazine (“A Victorian Rebellion”). Readers are treated to the tale of historical preservationist Skeeter Jones, and how past, present, and future meld in the remodel of this Victorian. The project could not have been realized without the thoughtful and skilled builders at Drömhus General Contractors, as well as an amazing design team that includes Hulburd Design, Surface Design, and Holmes Structures.

Making the Modern Grange

CounterPulse, one of the first projects realized through the support of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), has won honorable mention in Contract magazine’s 2017 Inspirations Awards. The award, which recognizes social responsibility in commercial interiors, comes with a $1,000 grant for CounterPulse. Thank you both to Contract and Tarkett, the program’s sponsor.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program is a coalition of sites working to conserve the legacy of creativity in the visual arts in America. This month, the National Trust added four new sites to the program including the recently preserved and opened home of late conceptual artist David Ireland. The 1886 Italianate-style house turned site-specific artwork located in San Francisco’s Mission District is widely considered the centerpiece of Ireland’s career.

From Warehouse to Art School