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Newport Beach Civic Center + City Hall

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Newport Beach Civic Center + City Hall

Last weekend, we stopped by the recently completed Newport Beach Civic Center by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Located blocks from Pacific Coast Highway, the project encompasses a new city hall, parking structure and public park, as well as an addition to the existing Central Library.

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A Few Favorite Green Buildings...

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A Few Favorite Green Buildings...

Sustainable architecture is a term that represents a broad range of concepts, processes and ideologies, and can be interpreted and realized in countless ways.
To us, sustainability represents a design process that accounts for the environment on both the micro and macro scales, serves the needs of the program with as minimal an impact on the planet as possible, and positively contributes to the community, not only aesthetically, but in social, economic and cultural realms, as well.

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Sustainable Sonoma: wine country architecture

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Sustainable Sonoma: wine country architecture

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Northern California, and Stryker Sonoma is a favorite travel destination during the fall season. The picturesque location and beautiful architecture make for a quintessential wine country experience, while serving as a great example of sustainable architecture and timeless green design.

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Renovation Reuse: maximize materials

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Renovation Reuse: maximize materials

With any renovation, remodel or building project, repurposing existing materials, along with the efficient use of any new materials, is an important factor in the effort to minimize waste and maximize value during construction. Since we are often involved in a project from start to completion, this idea extends to the interior design phase as well, including furniture selection and placement.

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Sustainable Modernism: House in Regensburg

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Sustainable Modernism: House in Regensburg

Building a green home, while increasingly popular in recent years, isn't a completely new concept, and the House in Regensburg by Thomas Herzog, built in 1977, still resonates today as a unique and beautiful example of thoughtful, site-responsive architecture.

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