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July 19, 2021

A Suite Escape in Shangri-la – BAR's Renovations at Ojai Valley Inn

Get a taste of the "suite" life and check out BAR's design for the renovation of the Paseo Suites and the Wallace Neff Estate Rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, CA. Read the article starting on page 50 of the latest Ojai Valley Magazine, then continue on to the next article to learn more about the original 1920's Ojai Valley Inn architect, Wallace Neff. While studying Neff's work during his interiors renovation at the Ojai Valley Inn, BAR's Director of Interiors Tim Hepworth noted, "The details, the materials, and the beauty of the architecture captures that Hollywood lifestyle while staying grounded in the simplicity of the Ojai lifestyle."

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June 25, 2021

BAR-designed Shirley Chisholm Village Affordable Educator Housing moving forward in San Francisco

SF Chronicle – San Francisco’s dream of building affordable housing for teachers is finally close to fruition after more than 20 years of false starts and stalled plans. The school district is moving forward with plans to build 134 units for educators at a site in the Outer Sunset. The district’s development partner, MidPen Housing, said it could break ground at the shuttered Francis Scott Key Annex site as soon as next year — if state funding comes through — and begin leasing apartments in 2024. On Tuesday, the school board approved tenant preference and eligibility policies, a key step to establishing lease terms and beginning negotiations with potential lenders and investors.

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June 17, 2021

BAR has won two Grand Gold Nugget Awards from PCBC!

Shirley Chisholm Village Educator Housing for MidPen Housing was awarded for Best On-the-Boards Affordable Housing Community. With a collaborating project, a Grand Award was also received for Mason on Mariposa, Best Multifamily Housing (60-100 du/ac) where BAR Architects served as the design architect for the Mixed Use Building for Related California. Recognition for overall project includes: Design Architect: David Baker Architects; Design Architect (Mixed-use Building): BAR Architects; Executive Architect: Ankrom Moisan.

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May 20, 2021

300 De Haro Street, Group Housing Project, Featured on SF Business Times

A proposed 450-unit housing project in San Francisco's Showplace Square neighborhood, 300 De Haro Street will provide an elevated form of communal living experience. Learn about our collaboration with DM Development via San Francisco Business Times.

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May 10, 2021

Law Winery Featured on Dezeen

Law Winery has been included in Dezeen's list of ten design-led wineries and tasting pavilions from across the United States and Canada.

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April 30, 2021

BAR Interiors Makes SFBT Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms

Congratulations to BAR Interiors for making San Francisco Business Times' list of Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms.

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April 19, 2021

BAR Named in Top 5 Best Residential Architects

BAR Architects has been included in the 5 Best Residential Architects in Livermore, California by Home Builder Digest.

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March 16, 2021

BAR Principal Earl Wilson Discusses Upcoming Montage Healdsburg Development in Convo By Design Podcast

Hear from Earl Wilson of BAR Architects and Tina Necrason of Residential for Montage about the new Healdsburg Residences, a part of the Montage Resorts residential portfolio.

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February 21, 2021

Montage Residences Healdsburg Featured in San Francisco Magazine

Coming soon, Ohana Realty’s residential resort development at Montage Healdsburg features unique designs of five custom homes by BAR Architects for 15 sites.

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February 18, 2021

BAR Principal William Duncanson, ULI SF Advise Petaluma Housing Opportunity TAP

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is an international organization focused on urban land and community development. An extension of the organization, the ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), partners with clients such as public agencies to offer strategic advice and implement efficient developmental change. BAR Principal William Duncanson, along with a diverse panel of experts, recently completed ULI San Francisco's Petaluma Housing Opportunities TAP for the City of Petaluma, ultimately identifying three areas of focus that demonstrate the most potential for the type of development sought by the city.

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February 08, 2021

Mason on Mariposa Featured in Architect Magazine

"Mason on Mariposa comprises three separate buildings, each framing the project’s greenway. A mixed-use building, designed by the local firm BAR Architects, sits on the site’s northwest corner and contains a leasing office and 5,500 square feet of retail space. It serves as an entry point for Mason West and Mason East, the project’s two residential structures. Between them, the three buildings contain 299 units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments, 62 of which are designated as affordable housing."

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January 28, 2021

Monique Davis, Construction Manager with MidPen Housing & BAR's Kiku Crossing, Featured on Blueprint

BAR Architects has had the pleasure of working with MidPen Housing on a number of affordable housing projects. Construction manager Monique Davis discusses the need for affordable housing and our latest collaboration, Kiku Crossing in downtown San Mateo.

January 21, 2021

An Inside Look at Montage Healdsburg Residences - CSQ Magazine

Coming soon, Ohana Realty’s residential resort development combines a luxury resort with single family living and features unique designs of five custom homes by BAR Architects for 15 sites.

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January 13, 2021

1645 Pacific Featured in SF Weekly

"BAR Architects-designed 1645 Pacific emulates Art Nouveau architecture, with its soft, flowing façade, intricate ironwork and prominent stucco ornaments." Read SF Weekly's full roundup on New 'Neighborhood Characters.'

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December 09, 2020

Boulders Residences Featured in Mountainside Northstar Resort Community Magazine

BAR Principal Jeff Goodwin explains the creative process and design intent behind Northstar Lake Tahoe's Boulders Residences.

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November 22, 2020

BAR's Mason on Mariposa Featured in SF Chronicle

Despite 2020's many roadblocks, including setbacks in architecture and construction, this year also saw many great designs and projects. Thanks to SF Chronicle's John King for featuring Mason on Mariposa as a "first-rate" project.

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November 01, 2020

Headlands Coastal Lodge Awarded with Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award

Excited to see the work of BAR’s Tim Hepworth, Sheyna Ochs and Alexa d’Argence awarded with a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award and making the top 10 Resorts in the Midwest and West with a score of 99.18. ⠀ Perched above the Pacific Ocean, the Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is designed to maximize the Oregon Coast’s experiences - hiking, biking, surfing and kayaking. Crafted in the spirit of true luxury, the Native American-inspired concept offers a combination of local coastal materials and ancient traditional detailing with a modern, authentic, active “Oregon style.” ⠀ (Individual project experience completed by Tim Hepworth as Studio Design Director with EDG, with Sheyna Ochs and Alexa d’Argence.)

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October 23, 2020

BAR Interiors Makes SFBT Top 25 Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms

BAR Interiors has been included as one of 25 San Francisco Business Times Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms. The list includes firms with offices in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo.

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October 04, 2020

Montage Residences Healdsburg Featured in SF Chronicle

Coming soon, Ohana Realty’s residential resort development combines a luxury resort with single family living and features unique designs of five custom homes by BAR Architects for 15 sites.

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September 11, 2020

Montage Healdsburg Resort Hotel Development Featured in SF Business Times

Sited in Sonoma County wine country, Montage Residences Healdsburg - developed by Ohana Real Estate Investors - combines a luxury resort with single family living. The development features unique designs of five custom homes by BAR Architects for 15 sites. BAR also created concept designs for 26 additional custom home sites. Phase one of the development is in full swing, with the anticipated hotel opening in late 2020.

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September 01, 2020

BAR Named in ENR 2020 Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms

BAR is proud to provide sustainable design services and to again be included in ENR's Top 100 Green Building Design Firms.

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August 24, 2020

BAR Architects Featured on Noteworthy Architecture Firms List

The firm was included in the Wiki video, "8 Noteworthy Architecture Firms."

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August 20, 2020

Downtown San Mateo Affordable Housing Receives Unanimous Approval

MidPen Housing's Downtown San Mateo Affordable Housing project, designed by BAR Architects, received unanimous approval and warm praise at this week's San Mateo City Council meeting. The transit-oriented project will bring much-needed housing to families and public employees, including teachers.

August 05, 2020

Two BAR Projects, 2600 Telegraph and CityWalk Master Plan, Receive Approvals

BAR Architects is proud to announce that two of our projects, 2600 Telegraph and CityWalk Master Plan, have both received approvals. 2600 Telegraph will be a new mixed-use development in the heart of Oakland’s Art District, including residential lobby, leasing, and commercial space along with resident amenities and courtyard that overlook the vibrant art events that take place on the street below. CityWalk Master Plan spans 135 acres and will bring up to 4,500 new residential units to San Ramon, creating a vibrant downtown including a hotel, retail and an amphitheater. Congratulations to our clients at Junction Properties and Sunset Development, and to all our teammates for helping to move these projects forward.

July 08, 2020

Boulders Residences Featured as Real Cedar's Project of the Week

BAR Architects' design of the 19 Boulders Residences in Northstar Lake Tahoe blends large overhangs and simple roof forms of snow-country tradition with large walls of glass and durable, long-lasting materials. Each of the four unit types to provide contemporary living spaces that highlight the incredible beauty of the region and blur the distinction between inside and out.

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June 01, 2020

BAR Architects featured in ENR California's Top Design Firms 2020

ENR California's annual list of Top Design Firms ranks the largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. BAR Architects is proud to be featured again in this year's list, ranking #67 overall, #21 in Green Projects, #25 in Architecture.

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May 15, 2020

Orion at Brooklyn Basin Featured in SF Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year

BAR Architects' design of Orion at Brooklyn Basin has been featured in San Francisco Business Times' 2019 Real Estate Deals of the Year. The parcel is part of Oakland's largest residential development in the city's history.

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February 20, 2020

BAR Architects Named One of Best Residential Firms in SF

BAR Architects has been included on SF Architects' list of Best Residential Architects and Designers in San Francisco.

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February 04, 2020

BAR Interiors' Work Featured in Ojai Valley Inn Magazine

BAR Director of Interiors Tim Hepworth was recently interviewed about BAR Interiors' work on the Ojai Valley Inn Wallace Neff Estate Rooms.

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