Creative Energy Under One Roof; East Bay Architecture Firm's New Space Fosters Collaboration
EMERYVILLE, CA Siegel & Strain Architects' search for new office space was labeled "Under One Roof" because the firm had accommodated its growth in two office spaces for some time. The new light-filled studio, at 6201 Doyle Street in Emeryville, California, is just two blocks from their previous home and comfortably accommodates the whole team in one place. Being together is an essential ingredient in the team's collaborative process and office culture.
The firm, which first opened its doors in 1985, is busy with a variety of projects and recently promoted several staff members:
Senior Associate Marjorie Smith, AIA, is leading the UC Berkeley Hillel Center project, which is currently in construction.
Senior Associate Michael Hayden, AIA, is leading the firm's many projects in Yosemite National Park.
Senior Associate Karen Richards, AIA, is engaged in the Schematic Design of the new Cottonwood Visitor Center at Joshua Tree, another National Park Service project.
Lindsey Moder, AIA, is the Director of Historic Preservation. The scale and scope of the firm's historic work has grown over time. Lindsey is currently leading the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Historic Hangar Buildings project in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Two projects will start construction this winter: The Brisbane Library and the Oakley Recreation Center.
The National Environmental Science Center in Yosemite National Park has reached an important construction milestone as the first five buildings near completion. Principal Nancy Malone, AIA, notes that the shape and intention of the full project are coming into view.
The Bishop O'Dowd Center for Environmental Studies was recently honored with the Acterra 2017 Business Award for Sustainable Built Environment. Principal Susi Marzuola, AIA, highlighted that project in her recent talk at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference in Sacramento.