2014 SRJC Historic Architectural Walking Tours

Comstock house

Historic Walking Tours of down town Santa Rosa will meet this year Tuesday’s; June 17-July 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm . Our first meeting will be under the band pavilion in old Court House Square down town Santa Rosa. This course is for those interested in architecture, history, and the development of our community. We will discuss styles of architecture and the societal and political influences that have shaped our city. … Read More →

Calvin C. Straub FAIA (1920-1998)

Straub

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 life combined with a no nonsense focus on strategic accomplishment were typical of his WWII generation. Straub was a professor of Architecture at University of Southern California (1946–1961) and Arizona State University (1961–1988). He also created an important body of work as the senior partner of Buff, Straub and Hensmen, … Read More →

Artisan Architecture’s Residential Architectural Image Bank

mirror of the times

Historic Architecture is a source book for developing future ideas, or preserving the best of previous ones. Ada Louise Huxtable wrote in the New York Times on February 5th 1978 that. “Every Age cuts and pastes history to suite its own purposes; art always has an ax to grind. Classical Rome became the Renaissance in the eyes of the fifteenth century. Every great artist is re-created in the chosen image … Read More →

His drawings move his ashes stay…the news on Frank Lloyd Wright

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The archives of Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as one of the greatest architects of modern times, have been moved to New York City to become part of the permanent collections of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the end of an Architectural Era.  Wrights homes- Taliesin West in Scottsdale Arizona and Taliesin East in Wisconsin where the place of his residence, studio, school and architectural … Read More →

Our share exchange policy

Artisan Architecture is an on line library of images and documents related to artisan architecture and historic architecture and practice. We authorize downloading our copyrighted materials based on a cost per use or a share exchange. You’re on your honor with this until the technology is perfected. Please provide a one to one share exchange for each item you choose to down load, copy, print or use; Image for image, … Read More →

Who are Artisan Architects?

Artisan Architects are a distinctive group of practitioners of the Art and Craft of building and warrant recognition as such. They may or may not be recognized by the academic branches of architecture. They may be included in other regional, historic, or defined as practitioners of other styles of architecture besides “arts and crafts”. Yet their work satisfies a sufficient number of criteria that establishes the architect as an Artisan … Read More →

Join Mark Parry January 9th @ AIA 2013 Membership Lunch Program

AIA Redwood Empire January 2013 Membership Lunch Program January 9, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Glacer Center 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA Reference: http://www.aiare.org/event_detail/1371025-historic-preservation-and-the-california-historic Register: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312708 Event Details: Historic Preservation and the California Historic Building Code This presentation was endorsed & prepared for the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials (RECO) Mark Parry, AIA, will outline the key issues of the preservation industry and the Historic Building Code … 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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