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Here is an interesting way that another Habitat for Humanity location is solving their design problems. In addition to the typical HFH plan books, these additional designs have been created to deal with the LA vernacular. These look great, and are a real upgrade to the plans they typically have available to them. The link […]

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I’d like to take a moment to welcome some brand new clients to the RESET family – Gila County Chopper.  Rocky and Mo at Gila County have plans to open a new and bigger shop in 2010 for the creation of their amazing rides (see images below), and they want to incorporate a craft brew […]

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There has been a lot of splash lately about radiant barriers, and most recently on its substantial impact in arid climates when applied to the bottom of the roof sheathing in attic spaces. My wife, in particular, wishes I would stop endlessly praising the benefits at every even slightly-related moment when it presents itself. So, […]

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As I am working up a plan to try and salvage a large-scale residential project by taking a more in-depth look at the pro-forma (no small feat considering how land and housing prices have changed), I am reminded of the design successes we had on a similar project in Tempe in 2006. That project, too, […]

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This is a link to a great series of entries, and very timely as I am looking for lots of inspiration about how to manage and respond to what seems to be an ever-increasing pace of change in my practice. http://www.fastcompany.com/tag/jennifer-bove

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Handmade and produced in a limited edition of 25, this NY manufactured bike is based on a worksman cruiser frame, and was customized by Core 77 with: Stem and pedals from Brooklyn Machine Works, maker of high-end, indestructible parts Brooks saddle and Dapper Dan grips, both leather, provide unparalleled feel and an authentic patina. BMX […]

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Here is the rendering that we just finished for the Alternative Energy Center in San Jose, CA. This is a really exciting project, and we are anxious to start the next phase after a fund raising period that will hopefully be a short one thanks to images like this one.

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RESET, through the 1% program at Public Architecture in San Francisco, has started design on a new 50,000 sf facility for Going EverGreen. The building program contains many classrooms and offices, large labs on the second floor (each devoted to a specific area of study), and a small general administration area. Current design features include a […]

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In the spirit of shifting practice in a post-MKD world (see “changing architectrual landscape” post  – 6/3/09),  I spent some time this weekend wrapping up something that was long overdue. The design and construction sets for “The LEO” are just about finished, and I’m currently figuring out which of the online plan services fits this best, or if […]

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I’ve just found an excellent resource – http://www.buildingscience.com/index_html. It provides independent systems approach and analysis of products and assemblies without the marketing blitz from product manufacturers. I’ll also put this on the permanent link list.