Then and Now; One

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  Francisco Terrace by Frank Lloyd Wright 1895 While cleaning out some of my bookshelves I came across The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright -Thomas A. Heinz (ISBN 1-58663-765-7) It was page 286 that caught my attention. Francisco Terrace; “Wright was as innovative in his designs for low-cost housing as he was for expensive estates intended for the wealthy. At Francisco Terrace, he kept the bedrooms separate form the other … Read More →

2018 S.R.J.C Walking Tour Guide.

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Historical Walking Tours April  24, May- 1,8,15,22  Thursday Evenings 4:30-6:30 Presented by Mark Parry of Idea Studios (544-4344)   References:   Peterson:  Santa Rosa’s Architectural Heritage LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Nineteenth century Town LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Twentieth Century City McAlester: Field Guide to American Houses Sennett: Flesh & Stone Dostof: The City Shaped Reps: The Making of Urban America Struss & Howe: Generations-the history of Americas future   Schedule … Read More →

A Heroic Family

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Cal Fireman  Dominik Schwab and his parent’s Leo & Mira Schwab received Santa Rosa’s sixth and seventh fire reconstruction permit Friday January 18th  @  12:00 pm over the counter  after 2 hours with  plan check engineer Mathew Godinez.  Dominick is a true a hero. He waited out the Tubs fire in his Coffee Park home because he had put on it a metal roof and thought it might survive. But when … Read More →

Lawrence Simons FAIA – Retires

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Larry Simmons FAIA  turned 80 in May of 2017 and liquidated his extensive real-estate holdings. He retired from architectural practice and development in February of 2017. It was a process that most likely took years to plan and execute. However Larry in his signature modesty did not talk about it much. You can read more in the Press Democrat article here. Larry is perhaps the most significant Sonoma County architect … Read More →

Events

  • 2018 S.R.J.C Walking Tour Guide.

    Historical Walking Tours
    April  24, May- 1,8,15,22  Thursday Evenings 4:30-6:30
    Presented by Mark Parry of Idea Studios (544-4344)

     
    References:
     
    Peterson:  Santa Rosa’s Architec…

  • A Heroic Family

    Cal Fireman  Dominik Schwab and his parent’s Leo & Mira Schwab received Santa Rosa’s sixth and seventh fire reconstruction permit Friday January 18th  @  12:00 pm over the counter  after 2…

  • Architecture Mirror of the Times 2018

     

    Architecture: Mirror of the Times (Canceled)2/13-3/13 2018 SRJC Community Education

    Historic and Contemporary Architecture from 1637-2018

    A SRJC Interactive Discussion moderated by Ma…

  • Julia Morgan: “Artistry in Architecture” May 18th 2016-7:00 pm

     

     

    Artistry in Architecture: Julia Morgan                                     

    At talk with the Cloverdale Historical Society

    May 18th 2016 @ 7:00 Pm.: Cl…

  • Sonoma Leauge Salon 11/19/2015 with Mark Parry

    “Preserving Our Architectural Heritage” by North Bay Architect, Mark Parry aia,csi,sah. This November 19th League Salon on key issues and processes of preservation will be at the Maysonnave House. The…

  • SRJC. Course “Architecture Mirror of the Times”… 2-9-2016...

    Architecture is a mirror of the social, economic and technical advances of its day.  Looking through the eyes of an Architectural Historian, with an interest in social, political, economic and build…

 

Articles

  • Energy Efficiency in Historic Architecture

    To understand the appropriate treatment of Historic Architecture, one must consider its foundational efficiencies. The true value of historic architecture is in preservation of its original condit…

  • Then and Now; One

     

    Francisco Terrace by Frank Lloyd Wright 1895

    While cleaning out some of my bookshelves I came across The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright -Thomas A. Heinz (ISBN 1-58663-765-7) It…

  • Lawrence Simons FAIA – Retires

    Larry Simmons FAIA  turned 80 in May of 2017 and liquidated his extensive real-estate holdings. He retired from architectural practice and development in February of 2017. It was a process that m…

  • Frank Gehry and the power of encouragement.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This is a story about the influence and power of mentors on our lives and the world around us.

    I had the honor of b…

  • Zaha Hadid enters history….

    We lost Zaha Hadid: Thursday March 24 2016 she was 65.  You can read more here.

    She considered herself one who “pushes boundaries” yet as one who still respects traditional architecture, I think t…

  • Calvin C. Straub FAIA (1920-1998)

    Calvin Chester Straub FAIA (1920–1998) was an American born architect who made a significant impact on architecture through design and education. His modesty, confidence, and passion for lif…

 

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