Summer at Feldman Architecture

Summer’s greetings from the Feldman Architecture team. We are so excited to share some updates with you – especially our very own Surf House featured in this month’s issue of Architectural Digest! We are wishing you a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer. Please find our entire summer newsletter here, and a few updates below. 

 

“But beyond any piece of art or pedigreed object, the true spirit of the house resides in the Monterey cypress that lines its walls, doors, and cabinetry. ‘It feels like we’re living inside a fine piece of furniture, crafted by artisans at the top of their field. I love to lie on the couch and just let my eye trace all the details,’ the husband raves. His wife has the final word: ‘We don’t think about the house as a place. It’s an experience. It’s peace. It feeds our souls.'”  

We are elated that Surf House is featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Architectural Digest! We are so proud to share this spread with our collaborators Commune, Ground Studio, Arborica, Tucci Lighting, among many others – and very thankful for the thoughtful words from Mayer Rus and stunning images from Stephen Kent Johnson. Read the piece online here, in print here, enjoy the project on our website, look for the issue on newsstands, and find one of our favorite quotes from the homeowners above. 

A Spring Update

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe this spring- with an overwhelming amount of uncertainty and anxiety circulating, it’s easy to feel unmoored. Here at Feldman Architecture, we have transitioned our team to a fully remote workflow, and are working hard to continue to move our current projects forward while keeping an ear to the ground for new opportunities. Through this difficult time, we are finding reassurance and strength in our extremely hardworking, dedicated and talented team, as well as our amazing community of collaborators. Please enjoy a few updates, a glimpse into remote working as an architect, and more in our spring newsletter – which can be found here!

New Year Newsletter

Happy New Year! We are getting back to work, and looking forward to experiencing all that 2020 has to offer. To kick off a productive January, we wanted to share a few general firm updates, as well as highlight the pro bono projects we are excited to be working on alongside a few amazing organizations in our community. Read more in our most recent newsletter! 

We are happy to share three brand new promotions, recently announced at our December holiday party! Anjali Iyer and Heera Basi were promoted to Associate positions, and Lindsey Theobald was named the Director of Interiors and a Senior Associate. Feldman Architecture is so proud to have these wildly talented architects leading our team into 2020- and cannot wait to see all that they accomplish!

 

 

 

Fall 2019 Newsletter

 

Fall is here in San Francisco! This season, as we continue to grow our practice, we aim to welcome more workplace and hospitality projects onto the boards- integrating our residential aesthetic into our commercial designs. This newsletter will highlight a few FA commercial projects we particularly love- featuring some unpublished, never before seen photos as well as unfinished projects. To see the rest of our commercial work, please head over to our website.

In the Presidio VC Offices, photographed by Paul Dyer, a green living wall connects the space to the nature that surrounds it, and communal, softly lit seating in the living room provides casual meeting spaces for guests and employees alike.

dosa by DOSA, photographed by Kassie Borreson, brings the energetic warmth and spirit of Mumbai street food to the easy-going Uptown Oakland neighborhood. We took full advantage of high ceilings and abundant natural light in the century-old, brick-and-timber building; hand-crafted interpretations of traditional Indian elements play with new and old and welcome guests into the heart of the kitchen. We would like to congratulate the dosa team’s recent success- their delicious fresh fare is now available in Whole Foods.

Engine Company No. 8 is one of our personal favorite workplace renovations (don’t worry, we aren’t biased). The open concept design studio is punctuated with crisp white bookshelves and modern detailing, which stand in contrast with the fire house’s original weathered bones and exposed steel beams (the original structure was built in 1907). Recess lighting accentuates white wooden panels sprinkled with our firm’s recent work, revealing the rough brick above and below, and creating a softly lit, warm atmospheric mood often found in our homes. We love our studio…if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by!

The Salesforce Tower Office Space, photographed by Paul Dyer, soars high above San Francisco, but is anchored by a gently curving wood wrapped core which shapes the office’s circulation and houses private meeting rooms. Like a home, the plan creates a gradient from open gathering spaces to private retreats, and maintains casual public lounges accessible to all employees and clients.

This Fall, we have several commercial projects On the Boards, including Copeland Park Properties, a family owned, full service property investment and Management Company looking for a headquarters refresh near up-and-coming downtown Burlingame. The rendering above shows the latest design, featuring an exterior clad with vertical wood slats. Along with a few other projects in process, including some initial pro bono design work with the San Francisco Community Health Center, we are looking forward to an exciting fall!

In other news, this September, AIASF hosted their 16th annual Architecture + The City Festival, and the newly released book, San Francisco Architects, was featured in their author series! The Sanctuary, dosa by DOSA, and Butterfly House are featured in the book. At the event, we loved hearing from world-renowned local architects about what makes Northern Californian design so unique.

“Wood tones and handmade Oaxacan tiles create an atmosphere that is at once earthy and open. Furniture built by John’s father in Maine and art accumulated over a lifetime of travel add to the cozy, family-centric feeling, and hint at lives well lived”

Dwell interviewed Jonathan + the Paluskas and crafted a beautiful piece about their design collaboration. Read more here.

his July, the FA team visited the recently completed Surf House, which went through an epic journey with the Santa Cruz coastal commission due to its close proximity to ocean (the house is only 50 feet from some of CA’s best waves). A photo shoot with Commune Design, the interior designers, follows this October, more to come!

And finally, we are honored to welcome our newest American citizen, Anjali Iyer! This summer, FA architect Anjali passed the test and gained her American citizenship, and we are so proud. We will  continue to deeply admire her amazing work ethic and impeccable eye for design- and in her honor, we hosted an America themed trivia and feast celebration. We are looking forward to a happy, healthy, and productive fall, and wish you the same.
Stay in touch! – Feldman Architecture

Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer is here at Feldman Architecture…

and we have a collection of stunning new projects- freshly photographed! Let’s take a sneak peek at our most recent unpublished photo shoots…
Shaped by the client’s lifelong appreciation of modern architecture, the design of Slot House brings bold minimalism into the rolling landscape of Los Altos Hills. Adam Rouse’s stunning final photographs just came in- and we’d like to thank all of our design collaborators and builders for their beautiful work, we look forward to formally recognizing these teams in print!
Tierwelthaus, photographed by Paul Dyer, rests in the hills of Portola Valley,  exemplifying the native beauty of drought resistant landscaping.
Echo Knoll, photographed by Joe Fletcher, dramatically soars above San Jose, nestled into a hillside oasis.
A recent project brought us into the very heart of San Francisco’s iconic Salesforce tower, and what a sight it was! This project, photographed by Paul Dryer, excited and challenged us, and assured us that we are more than ready to dive deeper into commercial and hospitality design- bringing our modern, residential, and personal sensibilities along with us. See our most recent commercial work here.

In other news, we are happy to report that our Third Thursday tradition is alive and well! To kick off a fun, productive, and creative summer, the team at Feldman Architecture was lucky enough to be invited into Reuben Margolin’s private studio in Emeryville, CA. Reuben, a truly gifted kinetic sculpture artist, is a longtime friend of FA, and even created a kinetic sculpture piece that’s featured in our Telegraph Hill house. Read more about the visit on our blog!
Yesterday, our very own Jonathan Feldman spoke at the AIA San Francisco event: “What’s Cooking: New Trends in Restaurant Architecture + Design” for San Francisco Design Week. He shared new perspectives in restaurant architecture and design, communal dining experiences, and much more alongside innovators from BAMO, Lundberg Design, and Silicon Valley Magazine.
And finally, we’re so excited to welcome Eric Willits and Isabel Verhille to the FA team! Eric, a recent graduate from Cal Berkeley, joins us as our new Administrative Assistant, and Isabel, coming from a background in PR, communications, and sustainability, as our Marketing Coordinator. Isabel is eager to connect with friendly faces about upcoming projects- which are aplenty. Please reach out to her and say hello:
Isabel Verhille
iverhille@feldmanarch.com
415 252 1441 x224
As the summer rolls on, keep your eyes peeled for these projects to go up on our website, as well as into our favorite publications! And as always, please stay in touch.
– Feldman Architecture

 

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Spring Newsletter 2019

Springtime in San Francisco

Promotions, new hires, photo shoots, and publication announcements? It must be Spring!

One of our newly photographed projects, dubbed ‘The Meadow Home’, was inspired by prominent views and beautiful slopes. The design team, made up of Lutsko Associates, Zaharias Design, Strandberg Engineering, Kim Cladas Lighting Design, Art of Construction, and BKF Engineers strove to integrate the structure into the landscape to minimize its massing within a large undeveloped meadow. Kudos to whole team for a beautiful job well done!

This designer should be a familiar face! Daniel has been an integral part of the Feldman team since 2013 and we’re thrilled to announce that this past December he became the newest Associate at our firm! With fourteen years of experience behind him, he’s continuing to excel as a project lead and is always sharing his knowledge with those around him.

In 2019 we’ve also added two more designers to the Feldman Family! Kateryna Rogynska joins us after working at Morphosis in Los Angeles, UNstudio in Amsterdam, LAVA in Berlin, and SOM here in San Francisco. She is a multidisciplinary creator with extensive experience in institutional, commercial, office, and high-rise design projects and we’re excited to have her join the team!

With two decades of experience in high value residential projects in both the Bay Area and Southern California, Jeremy Alden joins us as a seasoned Project Manger with an integrated knowledge of design and construction. He’s been living and working in the Bay Area for 6+ years, with a few of his noted projects being the Walt Disney Family Museum, San Carlos Medical Center, and Cavallo Point.

If you’ve been keeping up with our work you may have noticed an influx of projects added to our On The Boards page. Two projects in Los Altos Hills and Portola Valley respectively, Floating Bar House (top left) and Pan’Orama  (top right) broke ground last year and are continuing construction into 2019. The Pavilions (bottom left) in Atherton are nearly finished and the team is looking to wrap up at the end of April. Finally, Surf House (bottom right) down in Santa Cruz has been making great progress and has provided a wonderful opportunity for our marketing team to play with their new drone.

Started close to three years ago, one of our Pro-Bono projects is set to finish this coming May! The Playworks office near Jack London Square is a playful and whimsical space, reflective of the clients and their unique brand of recreation. Keep an eye out for this month’s issue of Registry SF for a behind the scenes look at how this project evolved and came together.

Finally, we’re happy to share that Sophia Beavis returned from maternity leave in early February and our designers participated in an in-house baby photo guessing game to celebrate. As you can see, everyone was quite amused with the results.

We have a handful of photo shoots coming up this spring and we’re excited to share new work with you all in the coming months. Stay tuned for a publication announcement next week… we’ll give you a hint, we’ve been on the cover once before!

– Feldman Architecture