This spring we learned that Feldman Architecture’s Shack, completed in collaboration with homeowner Loretta Gargan Landscape + Design, has been selected for the AIA San Francisco’s Marin Home Tours. We’re very excited that Loretta and her partner, photographer Catherine Wagner, are open to having visitors tour through the Shack for a day. Tours take place on Saturday, May 18th, and if you’d like to join, tickets may be purchased here.
At the end of the year, we received copies of the Design Bureau’s special Architecture edition to find that a close up of the Caterpillar House landed on the cover. The issue also features a nice profile of the Caterpillar House and puts the firm in great company. The Mill Valley Cabins are featured in the newly published and beautifully designed Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs published by Gestalten.
We were also excited to learn that out of 1000’s of projects on Architizer.com, Caterpillar was selected by a notable jury for a Special Mention in the Architizer’s A+ awards program in the Architecture+Sustainability category.
A new home in Santa Cruz recently completed by Feldman Architecture and Testorff Construction earned LEED Platinum status, the first home in Santa Cruz to achieve this status. The construction of the home was profiled in the local paper in an article that covers several unique features of the home plus the trials of pursuing LEED status. Stand by for professional photos soon.
Turning in house at Feldman, the firm is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and GreenArchitecturenotes.com celebrated its 4th anniversary on Earth Day. Hannah Brown and Chris Kurrle were named Associates at the end of last year. Additionally, the firm continues to grow with Nik Rael joining our firm after moving to San Francisco from New York City. Nik’s profile is available on our website. The team enjoyed welcoming many of our collaborators at the firm’s Open House this holiday season. If you didn’t make it, photos of our new office are up on our website.
This fall finds Feldman Architecture staff cozying up in our new digs at Levi’s Plaza and delving into some amazing projects. Our office move and remodel is nearing completion, as complete as a project can be within the design profession! We’ve received artwork from Catherine Wagner and Meghan Urback, and we’re looking forward to a few final pieces of artwork and furniture.
In the past few months, our social media presence continues to spread, bolstered by a Q&A session on “The Architect Is In” by Remodelista which featured the Old Bernal Remodel with Jonathan revealing details about the design of the project throughout a weekend in August. We were also fortunate to be featured on Forbes.com with an article discussing the increasingly popular residential green roof.
In print, Elle Décor featured the Mill Valley Cabins in an article about yoga rooms. Feldman Architecture’s Pacific Heights Townhouse turned up in the recently released 21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses by Mark Clearly, and the Caterpillar House is featured in Passive Houses: Energy Efficient Homes by Chris van Uffelen.
Last month, Jonathan presented an introductory architecture class to technology and media leaders entitled ‘Cool or Craptastic.’ We enjoyed bombarding Jonathan with our thoughts on cool and craptastic buildings – not that architects have opinions!
Most recently, we learned that the eco+historical Vistorian Update here in San Francisco and a collaboration with eco+historical earned LEED Platinum status. And just this month, we completed photography of the Forest Hills remodel (image above).
We continue to grow and have exciting additions in our staff. This summer, we gladly welcomed Caroline Arpa and Nick Riker to our team – check out their bios on our staff pages. And we are very pleased to share that Lindsey, Travis, and Lucie Theobald welcomed Elle Tamsin to their family on August 16th. We’re wishing Lindsey the best in her 4 month leave with plenty of girl time!
This spring has been a busy one for Feldman Architecture. As we continue to settle into our new digs near Levi’s Plaza, we welcome visitors to the office.
The Mill Valley Cabins have created a splash on several blogs including a feature in Remodelista, an upcoming article in Elle Décor,and recognition in the Custom Home Awards for merit in design of an Outdoor Building.
We completed photography of the eco+historical Victorian Update here in San Francisco. The design of the home was developed in conjunction with eco+historical and shortly after the completion of construction was placed on the market to be swept up very quickly. The home features several sustainable features and is pursuing LEED platinum accreditation. This summer we look forward to photographing a handful of new projects completed here in San Francisco and the Peninsula.
The Walnut Farm Retreat is nearing completion. This is our second house featuring rammed earth walls and nearing its certification in the LEED for Homes program where we’re aiming for LEED Gold. Some of the highlights of the construction were recently profiled on inhabitat.com.
Jonathan traveled in June to Washington, DC where he sat on Hanley Wood’s Builder Choice awards jury which will be published in October. Staff have been traveling in Oregon, Los Angeles, Michigan, London and Hawaii as the summer season kicks off. All are bringing back inspiration from amazing projects that they’ve seen on their travels. Matt just returned from the AIDS Lifecycle biking for one week down to LA and raising about $4000 for the cause.
Recently, Camille departed to pursue work in LA and we wish her the best of luck after 3 great years with the firm. We have 2 new employees, Dora Chan and Aaron Lim, who are both settling comfortably into the Feldman family. Check out their profiles on our Staff pages [or add link]. We are also enjoying the company and fresh perspective of AJ Cross, an intern and recent graduate of the BArch program at California College of the Arts, and also of Nelly Lam, MArch candidate at Cornell University, who will both be working with us for the summer.
Caterpillar House Takes California Home + Design Award
Best Residential Architecture (Less than 3,000sf)
On February 1st, we attended the California Home + Design gala where the Caterpillar House picked up an award for residential design. We also learned in January that Caterpillar earned an award for Excellence in Design from the AIA Monterey Bay and was nominated as an Honoree in the Best of Year ceremonies by Interior Design. A hearty congratulation to the many team members who helped realize this stunning, LEED Platinum home. Click the image above to visit the California Home + Design Website for the full article.
An Office on the Move
After March 25th, we will be settling into a new office near Levy Plaza at 1005 Sansome St., Suite 240, San Francisco. While we’ll miss our lively digs in SOMA and the availability of Sight Glass coffee, we’re excited to more than double the size of our space which will feature, a light-filled conference room, a working area with lots of samples, excellent artwork and all your favorite people. We can’t wait to show you around!
New Associate and New Addition
We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Tai Ikegami to the position of Associate with the firm. Joining Feldman back in 2005, Tai has led several amazing, award-winning projects and helped steward the firm in its growth. On February 20th 2012, Tai, Yuchin and Haruki welcomed a little boy into their family, Hayato Ikegami. Congratulations to Tai and family!
Wishing you all the best,
The Feldman Architecture Team
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We’ve had a busy summer/early fall at Feldman Architecture, and would like to share with you some of the highlights.
This spring and summer, we completed and photographed several projects. See the Mill Valley Cabins and the Marin Bungalow on our website. More to follow soon.
Several projects have received notable attention from the press and peers. In September, Old Bernal House was included on the AIA San Francisco Architecture + The City Home Tours. This month, Caterpillar House was one of three homes on tour during the AIACC Monterey Conference. Caterpillar also won both the EcoHome Grand Award for Design, was featured on the cover ofEcoHome in the July/August issue and took the Grand Award for Custom Homes under 3000sf from Builder magazine. The Sea Cliff Renovation took the distinction of Best Kitchen from Remodeling magazine.
In news from the FA staff, we have two new employees on board, Kevin Barden, who joins us from Olson Kundig in Seattle, WA and Christopher Kurrle, formerly of Bernardo Urquieta’s office. The staff has been busy extending the family with Camille marrying Brandon Barker at The Sea Ranch with many FA employees in attendance….
And the same weekend, Elaine became a new mom to baby girl, Carina Greenburg, who arrived Oct. 3rd.
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Wishing you all the best,
The Team at Feldman Architecture