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December 30, 2019

BAR Architects Projects Featured on San Francisco Business Times Decade of Change List

BAR Architects projects claimed two of the ten spots on the San Francisco Business Times' "Decade of Change" list. Read about mixed-use projects Bay Meadows and Brooklyn Basin on slides five and six.

View the whole list on SF Business Times
December 17, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed 1645 Pacific Featured on SF Chronicle's Decade's Best Buildings

"As an antidote to the infill norm — stocky boxes that wrap their product in a cookie-cutter modern skin — I present 1645 Pacific," writes San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic John King.

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November 14, 2019

South San Francisco Approves BAR Architects-Designed Master Plan

The city of South San Francisco has approved a BAR Architects-designed plan to build 800 transit-oriented units of housing. The project consists of three buildings, including 158 affordable units, a large child care center and a market hall.

Read more on San Francisco Business Times
November 14, 2019

Palm Desert City Council Unanimously Approves BAR-Designed DSRT Surf Resort

DSRT Surf Resort, a BAR Architects-designed wave pool and surf resort, received unanimous approval from the Palm Desert City Council. DSRT Surf will be the first of its kind in North America.

Read more via Desert Sun.
October 23, 2019

BAR Architects LA Has Expanded and Moved!

As our BAR LA team is growing, so is our office space! Our new Los Angeles address is 315 W 9th Street, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90015, and the office can be reached at 213.349.0163. Contact BAR LA Director, Zach Prowda, at for more.

October 18, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed Bishop Ranch Master Plan Featured in SF Business Times

Following the completion of City Center Bishop Ranch, a 300,000 sf lifestyle center in San Ramon, BAR Architects and Sunset Development Co. are partnering again for a new San Ramon project: the Bishop Ranch master plan. Dubbed City Walk, the plan includes a 170,000 sf retail and office space addition, a 169-room hotel, an outdoor theater and 4,500 units of new housing. According to Alex Mehran Jr. of Sunset Development Co., the vision of City Walk is to "provide an entire lifestyle that includes activities on the weekends."

Read the full article via San Francisco Business Times
September 10, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed Law Winery & Trinchero Napa Valley Featured in New Book

Law Winery and Trinchero Napa Valley, both designed by BAR Architects, have been featured in "The New Architecture of Wine," by Heather Sandy Hebert. The book explores 25 California wineries and includes stories, photography and illustrations.

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September 06, 2019

BAR Architects Master Plan Receives Approval From SF Planning Commission

A proposed Laurel Heights redevelopment project has received approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission. The BAR-designed project, which is being developed by Prado Group with SKS Partners, will include retail and 744 units of housing.

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August 15, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed Alma Station Office Building Opens in Menlo Park

The 25,000 square foot Class A office building, designed by BAR Architects, includes retail space and underground parking.

Read more via SIlicon Valley Business Journal
August 13, 2019

Highly Sustainable BAR Architects-Designed Office Building Opens in Menlo Park

Alma Station, a Class A office building designed by BAR Architects, has opened in Menlo Park. The highly-sustainable building meets Net Zero Energy targets.

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July 08, 2019

DSRT Surf Resort Featured in Surfer Today

Learn about BAR Architects' DSRT Surf Resort in Surfer Today.

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July 08, 2019

BAR-Designed DSRT Surf Resort Featured in SURFER Magazine

The BAR-designed wave pool and resort project is planned to open in 2021.

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July 05, 2019

BAR Architects' Palm Desert Surf Resort Featured in Surfline

DSRT Surf Resort, a wave pool and resort being designed by BAR Architects, has been featured in Surfline.

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July 03, 2019

BAR Architects' Work on Alameda NAS Moves Forward

BAR Architects' work on the Alameda NAS master plan and design of Parcel 11 continues to move forward.

Read the full article on The Registry
July 01, 2019

BAR-Designed Law Winery Featured in Capture Magazine

The BAR Architects-designed winery, located in Paso Robles, "reinforc[es] the owners' desire for a clean and contemporary style."

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May 22, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed Yotel Featured in Boutique Design Magazine

Designed by BAR Architects, the historic rehabilitation, micro hotel project is the first of its kind on the West Coast.

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May 09, 2019

Phase II of BAR-Designed Community Development Breaks Ground at Hercules Bayfront

The BAR-designed, 368,293 sf Grand is the second of two apartment communities to break ground as part of the Hercules Bayfront development project.

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March 26, 2019

BAR Architects Chosen for UCLA Nimoy Theater Renovation

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture along with its performing arts presenting program, The Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), announces the selection of BAR Architects of San Francisco for the renovation of the Crest Theatre on Westwood Boulevard. A landmark venue dating back to the 1940s, the Crest will be transformed into the UCLA Nimoy Theater, a new off-campus performing arts space that will be operated and managed by CAP UCLA. Under the leadership of Kristy Edmunds, CAP UCLA’s executive and artistic director, the Nimoy Theater will collaborate with campus arts organizations as well as local and national cultural and community partners to develop year-round programming.

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March 25, 2019

BAR Architects-Designed Tahoe Mountain Home Featured in Capture Magazine

The 7,500 sf BAR Architects-designed home, located in Martis Camp, has been featured in Capture Magazine's Spring 2019 issue.

Read the full article and view photos in Capture Magazine
March 07, 2019

BAR-Designed Yotel SF Featured in Hotel Business

Micro hotel chain Yotel has opened its doors to its first West Coast location. Read more about this BAR-designed historic rehabilitation project via Hotel Business.

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February 21, 2019

Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Collaboration with BAR Architects' City Center Bishop Ranch Featured in The Registry

New stores have opened their doors at City Center Bishop Ranch, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with BAR Architects. The lifestyle center has continued to add new retailers since its opening in November.

Read more on The Registry
February 01, 2019

Yotel, Designed by BAR Architects, Opens its Doors in San Francisco

YOTEL, a streamlined, micro-hotel experience founded in London, has opened the doors to its first West Coast location. Located n the heart of San Francisco on Market Street, YOTEL offers "everything you need and nothing you don't," providing only the high quality essentials. BAR Architects is proud to have served as the architect on record for this unique historic rehabilitation project, as well as the interior designer and FF&E for cabins interiors. Read more about YOTEL on the San Francisco Chronicle.

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January 22, 2019

BAR Architects & Renzo Piano Building Workshop Collaboration Highlighted on KTVU

San Ramon's recently opened City Center Bishop Ranch brings new life to the East Bay city, featuring Vietnamese restaurant The Slanted Door, luxury gym Equinox, a Fieldwork Brewing taproom, and more. The project was a design collaboration by Italian architect Renzo Piano and BAR Architects.

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January 16, 2019

BAR Principal David Israel, ULI SF TAP Advise Napa Oxbow District

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. This past summer, BAR Principal and ULI SF TAP member David Israel, along with the rest of the panel, headed to Wine Country to conduct a report for the Napa Oxbow District. Suggestions from their study ranged from increasing signage to maximizing the district's connection to nature and the arts.

Read more on Napa Valley Register
January 14, 2019

BAR Principal David Israel & Rest of ULI SF TAP Release Napa Oxbow District Study

BAR Principal David Israel and the rest of the ULI SF TAP recently released findings from their advising study of the Napa Oxbow District. Read more about their suggestions on the Napa Valley Register.

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January 09, 2019

BAR Architects-designed West Elm Hotel & Residences Breaks Ground in Oakland

West Elm, the popular home decor retailer, is embarking on a new project and diving into the hospitality industry. Their new multi-city hotel and residences project recently broke ground in Oakland, the first of the locations to do so. The hotel, designed by BAR Architects, is expected to open in 2021.

Read the full article at SF Business Times
January 03, 2019

BAR Architects x Renzo Piano Building Workshop Collaboration, City Center Bishop Ranch, Featured on ICSC

Recently-opened City Center Bishop Ranch has brought new, "unconventional" retail and entertainment to the East Bay, including an Equinox Gym, The Lot Luxury Cinema, and San Francisco-based eatery The Slanted Door.

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December 09, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

City Center Bishop Ranch, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with BAR Architects, opened to the public early November. The 300,000 square foot lifestyle center is conceived around the Piazza—a modern reflection on the traditional town square. John King, urban design critic for The San Francisco Chronicle, writes "...the architecture has integrity. It doesn’t rely on skin-deep decorations. People will take notice, even if they’re not sure why."

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November 12, 2018

BAR Architects Designing New Fountaingrove Clubhouse Following Tubbs Fire Destruction

The strength and selfless charity demonstrated by California communities in the face of recent firestorm devastation around the state reminds us all that true character is revealed by our response to difficult circumstances. These recent catastrophes have forged countless stories of courage and compassion, each serving as beacons of hope and inspiration. Included in this is The Fountaingrove Club, a 30-year-old Santa Rosa establishment located directly in the path of the Tubbs Fire of 2017—the second most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire destroyed almost all of the structures on the Fountaingrove property, as well as hundreds of homes in the surrounding residential communities. But, due to the tireless efforts of the club’s CFO, Board of Directors and strong member commitment, the club is well on its way to recovery. BAR Architects is honored to serve as the architect for the Fountaingrove rebuilding, helping this committed group to re-envision the property’s master plan and design a new clubhouse that builds community and fosters inclusiveness. Jeff Goodwin, BAR's Principal-in-Charge, along with all of us at BAR, are proud to be part of a team that continually proves that optimism and perseverance can conquer even the greatest obstacles. Read more about the plan with this article from North Bay Business Journal.

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November 10, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch, Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Collaboration with BAR Architects, Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

"It’s the culmination of Bishop Ranch owner Sunset Development’s efforts to bring elements of the city to the suburbs. Unlike a traditional enclosed suburban mall with acres of ground-level parking, City Center has separate entrances to retailers that are reminiscent of an urban street, arranged around a central courtyard."

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November 09, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch, Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Collaboration With BAR Architects, Opens to the Public

City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California is officially open to the public. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with BAR Architects, the 300,000 square foot lifestyle center is a reinvention of the suburban shopping center.

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November 01, 2018

BAR Architects Featured in Wines & Vines

Eric Kuhn, Architect at BAR Architects, was recently featured in Wines & Vines' article on the renovation and installation of winery flooring.

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November 01, 2018

BAR Architects Working With MidPen Housing to Create Affordable Housing in Downtown San Mateo

David Israel, Patricia Centeno and Bradley Sugarman participated in an energetic San Mateo community meeting for MidPen Housing's Affordable Housing project which BAR is designing. This much needed project will provide 164 affordable apartments at two downtown San Mateo sites, offering opportunities for San Mateo employees to live near their work and to easily access public transportation.

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October 22, 2018

BAR Architects-designed Law Winery wins the 2018 AIA California Central Coast Award of Citation

Photo of Law Winery

San Luis Obispo, CA – BAR Architects-designed Law Winery in Paso Robles, California was presented with an award for excellence in design at the 2018 AIA California Central Coast (AIACCC) Design Awards. AIACCC is the San Luis Obispo County chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a national organization for architects and architectural professionals founded in 1857.

September 05, 2018

BAR Architects-designed Law Winery featured in Corriere Della Sera's WINERIES Issue

Milan, Italy - The BAR Architects-designed Law Winery in Paso Robles was featured in the new WINERIES special issue by Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's oldest and most widely read newspapers. As part of their 30-issue series dedicated to architecture typologies, the special feature focuses on Cellars, Production Areas and Tasting Rooms.

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September 04, 2018

Two BAR-designed projects featured in Curbed's "10 San Francisco apartment buildings with luxe amenities"

San Francisco, CA – Luxury apartments in San Francisco are continuing to change the skyline, and feature amenities that rival four-star hotels. In their new list of SF's best-amenitized apartment buildings, Curbed ranked the BAR Architects-designed 38 Dolores and Alchemy by Alta as two of the best among "the city's newest and most-sought after apartment buildings."

Curbed SF: "10 San Francisco Apartment Buildings with Luxe Amenities"
June 29, 2018

BAR Architects ranked in SFBT's 2018 List of Top Bay Area Architecture Firms

BAR Architects was ranked again in San Francisco Business Times' 2018 list of the top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms. The annual list ranks architecture firms based on total architecture-only revenue within the Bay Area.

SFBT's Top 50 Architecture Firms in the Bay Area
June 28, 2018

BAR Architects-designed Annadel Apartments wins 2018 Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Housing Community

San Francisco, CA – The BAR Architects-designed Annadel Apartments in Sonoma, CA won the 2018 Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Housing Community (15-30 du/acre category) at PCBC's annual Gold Nugget Awards.

Developed by The Wolff Company, Annadel offers a mix of 270 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units across 11 acres. Designed to honor the community's agricultural roots, the complex is surrounded by valley oaks, and offers a network of landscaped Paseos and luxe amenities, including a community wine bar.

Known as the “Academy Awards” of the building industry, PCBC's Gold Nugget Awards are presented annually to the top innovators in design, planning and development. The competition is open to builders, developers, architects, and land planners with communities and projects across the United States and internationally. Winners were announced on June 28, 2018 at PCBC's marquee event in San Francisco.

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June 25, 2018

BAR Architects ranked in Architectural Record's Top 300 List of US Architecture Firms

Each year, Architectural Record's Top 300 List ranks the largest U.S.-based architectural firms by revenue.

BAR Architects is proud to be featured again on this year's list. Recent BAR projects include the newly-completed 99 Rausch, a mixed-used luxury condominium development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood; the groundbreaking of Alameda Point Site A, the BAR-master planned redevelopment of Alameda's 68-acre former naval air base, and two newly announced affordable housing projects, including San Francisco's Francis Scott Key Annex Teacher Housing.

See the full 2018 rankings on Architectural Record
June 06, 2018

BAR Architects featured in ENR California's Top Design Firms 2018

ENR California's annual list of Top Design Firms ranks the largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.

BAR Architects is proud to be featured again in this year's list, with recent projects including the newly-completed 99 Rausch, a mixed-used luxury condominium development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood; two newly announced affordable housing projects, including San Francisco's Francis Scott Key Annex Teacher Housing; and the recent groundbreaking of Alameda Point Site A, the BAR-master planned redevelopment of Alameda's 68-acre former naval air base.

See the full 2018 Rankings on ENRCalifornia
May 24, 2018

Groundbreaking of Alameda Point Site A Signals Start of Alameda's Development Boom

After 20 years of planning, redevelopment is underway at Alameda Point Site A. Developers and city officials broke ground Wednesday, starting off the first phase of the $1B mixed-use transit-oriented waterfront development. The development is the first major public-private development at Alameda Point since the Naval Air Station closed in 1997.

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May 03, 2018

S.F. developers win bid to build 800 homes in South San Francisco

Four well-known developers faced off to develop a 6-acre housing site in South San Francisco near the city’s BART station. On Wednesday night, after a three-hour meeting, the city council picked San Francisco-based AGI and KASA Partners as its winning team, with AGI Avant Inc., Kwan Henmi Architects, BAR Architects, GLS Landscape/Architecture, RHAA Landscape Architects, and Bridge Housing.

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April 18, 2018

BAR-Designed Chestnut Square Senior Housing Breaks Ground in the Heart of Livermore

On Wednesday April 18th, Livermore Mayor John Marchand will join other city leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the BAR-designed Chestnut Square – an affordable rental apartment community being developed by MidPen Housing in the heart of Livermore. The ceremony begins at 11:00 am at 1651 Chestnut Street in Livermore.

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April 18, 2018

BAR Architects partners with MidPen to build affordable housing in downtown San Mateo

Councilmembers weighed the track records of three developers before moving forward with MidPen Housing on plans to build 164 residential units and more than 500 parking spaces on two redevelopment sites in downtown San Mateo.

BAR Architects is working with the Foster City-based nonprofit to design the development, which will replace publicly-available surface parking lots and a non profit-managed resource center with affordable housing units designated for residents between 80 and 120% of area median income (AMI).

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April 10, 2018

BAR-Designed 99 Rausch in SFBT's "What You Need To Know in Real Estate"

The BAR Architects-designed 99 Rausch was featured in San Francisco Business Times' April 10th, "What You Need To Know in Real Estate," a round-up of local news items, musings from notable figures, insights from other publications and must-reads from the SFBT newsroom.

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April 10, 2018

MidPen chosen as developer of City's first teacher housing project

BAR Architects has partnered with MidPen Housing to design San Francisco's first housing complex for educators, which is expected to open its doors in the Outer Sunset neighborhood in 2022.

The development is a partnership between the City, the San Francisco Unified School District and the district's educators union, United Educators of San Francisco, and aims to address a mounting housing and affordability crisis among the City's teachers and paraeducators. Preliminary plans for the project include over 100 apartments at the SFUSD-owned Francis Scott Key Annex at 1351 42nd Ave. The site is currently used for a temporary community space and park known as Playland at 43rd Avenue.

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March 22, 2018

Multiple recently completed BAR Projects win SFBT's Real Estate Deal of the Year

Congratulations to our clients, staff and all team members on winning Real Estate Deal of the Year for multiple projects that BAR Architects recently completed! BAR is excited to congratulate Wilson Meany on their award for Bay Meadows' Quimby & The Russell in San Mateo, and Equity Residential for the BAR Architects-designed One Henry Adams in San Francisco. Both multifamily projects won Best Residential Deal in this year's Market-Rate category.

Read more on the San Francisco Business Times
March 08, 2018

BAR-designed Sacramento Railyards featured in The Architect's Newspaper

Antonio Pacheco lists reasons mass timber can help California build it's way out of the housing crisis in his March 8th article, with the BAR-designed Sacramento Railyards project for Katerra as a prominent example. As President of Katerra Craig Curtis describes, "California’s housing crisis is exactly the type of problem we are trying to solve – everyone deserves to live in a well-designed home delivered at an affordable price point.”

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March 06, 2018

BAR's Mark Kelly to host the Onsite Water Reuse session at the 15th Annual Water Conservation Showcase

Do you want to learn more about water conservation? See how water utilities, product developers, research institutions and leaders in the building industry are addressing our greatest water challenges at this year's WCS 2018. The Water Conservation Showcase is the largest event held at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center each year and will include dozens of exhibitors, eight educational sessions and hundreds of participants. Join PG&E, EBMUD, SFPUC, USGBC, and AIA SF for a full day of learning, fun, and interactive workshops. Registration is free!

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February 15, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch featured in Curbed's "Malls and the future of American retail"

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with BAR Architects, the 300,000 sf City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon aims to bring more than just shopping to San Ramon.

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February 12, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch, Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with BAR Architects, Adds More Tenants

Sunset Development’s City Center Bishop Ranch has added several tenants to the under-construction 300K sf shopping center in San Ramon.

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February 07, 2018

City Center Bishop Ranch Announces Lifestyle And Dining Tenants

City Center Bishop Ranch is announcing new shopping, dining and lifestyle choices to the 300,000-square-foot specialty project’s diverse mix of tenants. They join the center’s entertainment anchor, THE LOT, a luxury cinema and dining destination, which will open with the rest of the center in fall 2018.

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January 24, 2018

Drone Video: See the new Brooklyn Basin project on Oakland’s waterfront

Drone footage from The East Bay Times offers a glimpse into construction at the BAR-designed Brooklyn Basin development in Oakland. The new 64-acre project near Interstate 880 and Fifth Avenue will bring 3,000 residences, parks, restored wetlands, a marina and 200,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. Brooklyn Basin covers 64 acres along the Oakland Estuary south of Jack London Square.

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January 24, 2018

Ohana Real Estate Investors Announces Start of Vertical Construction on Montage Healdsburg Hotel

Ohana Real Estate Investors has announced the start of vertical construction in spring 2018 on Montage Healdsburg, a 258-acre resort in the heart of California's wine country. A collection of full-ownership residences, designed by BAR Architects, is also planned for a later phase of development. The real estate offerings, which will include single-family built homes as well as custom homesites, will be available exclusively through Ohana Realty.

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January 09, 2018

BAR Architects featured in Washington Post's "We have the tiger by the tail"

BAR Architects' Robert Hunter, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, was recently featured in Dell EMC's coverage of why mid-market organizations are turning to IT partners to stay competitive.

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December 12, 2017

Robb Report: Live Among Granite Boulders in This Idyllic Lake Tahoe Community

The Robb Report featured the new BAR-designed residences, 'Boulders at Mountainside,' the newest addition to the exquisite outdoor community of Mountainside at Northstar. The $60 million development will be composed of 19 impeccable residences, all nestled into the striking granite boulders of Northern California.

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November 15, 2017

BAR-designed Pinnacles on Telo featured in "Surf resorts with five-star élan"

The BAR-designed Pinnacles on Telo, a boutique water sports oriented destination in Indonesia was featured recently in How To Spend It's breakdown of five start surf resorts.

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November 09, 2017

BAR Architects named to Architect Magazine's 2017 list of the Top 50 Architecture Firms

BAR Architects is excited to be named to Architect Magazine's list of the overall Top 50 Architecture Firms nationwide, as well as #2 on their list of the Top 50 Firms in Business.

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October 04, 2017

BAR-designed Law Winery featured in Curbed's "12 High-Design Wineries Across the U.S."

The BAR Architects-designed Law Winery in Paso Robles was featured in Curbed's "12 High-Design Wineries Across the U.S."

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October 02, 2017

BAR-designed Law Winery featured in Dwell's "5 Modern Wineries on the West Coast"

A weekend away at a vineyard doesn't just have to be about the wine tasting—rather, it should be an opportunity to escape to a beautiful destination that's complete with some impressive modern architecture. So, whether you're a fan of a full-bodied pinot noir, a zesty chardonnay, or just great design, these modern wineries on the West Coast will soon be on your "go-to" list.

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September 29, 2017

Gonzaga Blesses, Dedicates BAR-designed Della Strada Jesuit Community

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University leaders and community members gathered Thursday to formally dedicate and bless the Della Strada Jesuit Community, a new home and spiritual haven for the Jesuits of Spokane. It is located at the northwest corner of Boone Avenue and Astor Street and has been made possible by a leadership gift from Tim and Mary Barnard of Bozeman, Montana.

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September 20, 2017

After Much Community Input, A Colorado Development Takes Off

Before winning the 2017 MFE Award for Garden-Style Walk-Up: Grand, the site of the BAR-designed Gunbarrel Center was the source of much animosity in the local community. The site had seen several development plans come and go in the years before The Wolff Co. purchased the lot.

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July 08, 2017

SF's 9-Year Drought of New Hotels Finally Ends

San Francisco is in the midst of a mini-wave of five hotel openings. In contrast to the convention-oriented behemoths that opened in the 1980s and 1990s, the new hotels are smaller and focused on tapping into the neighborhood vibrancy that makes the city so popular with tech workers, rather than Moscone Convention Center business.

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June 23, 2017

BAR Architects Featured in San Francisco Business Times' Top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms

BAR Architects was ranked #12 in San Francisco Business Times' 2017 list of the top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms. The Business Times' ranked firms according to local architecture revenue in 2016.

SFBT's 2017 List of the Top 50 Bay Area Architecture Firms
June 16, 2017

BAR Principal David Israel Discusses How Cities Can Attract and Retain the Creative Class

In UrbanLand's June ULI Member Outlook, BAR Architects Principal David Israel and a panel of ULI experts discuss what creative professionals look for in cities, how municipalities and developers can create environments that are likely to draw creative individuals and industries, how to address housing affordability challenges in these areas, and other trends.

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June 13, 2017

Mountainside at Northstar Breaks Ground on New Residential Development

“When we first saw the site, we were stunned by its beauty. The natural rock outcropping blends perfectly with a seemingly endless sea of trees,” said Jeff Goodwin, principal of BAR Architects. “The architecture is meant to showcase this landscape without upstaging it or the spectacular views of the Carson Range beyond. It is presented through a contemporary lens, something that is unique to Mountainside here in the Tahoe area. We conceptualized everything with the Boulders resident in mind, someone who is looking for understated, natural elegance and appreciates an adventurous spirit.”

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June 08, 2017

BAR Expands into Southern California with Opening of Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles, CA — Following the firm’s 50th anniversary year, Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO, has announced the opening of BAR Architects’ Los Angeles office, located in the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. 7th Street. The new Los Angeles office will support the firm’s continued presence in Southern California, with day-to-day support for clients, partners and projects in the Los Angeles area. “Proximity to our Southern California clients and partners, and the architectural diversity of the area, have always made Los Angeles the logical next step for our firm,” said Chris Haegglund. “BAR operates across a variety of market sectors throughout California. The Los Angeles office increases our access to a broad geographic base, and provides the local day-to-day support we need to meet the demand we’ve seen from Southern California. This is a decision we’ve anticipated for a long time, and we look forward to blending the culture of BAR Architects with the vibrancy and diversity of Los Angeles.”

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June 07, 2017

Retailer turned hotelier West Elm plans Oakland hotel with Signature Development Group

Signature Development Group plans to bring a hotel to Oakland’s thriving Uptown neighborhood. The developer teamed up with West Elm, a home goods retailer that has branched into operating hotels, and Jordan Real Estate Investments to open a 160-room hotel in a new $90 million development. The site, at 2401 Broadway, will also include 70 apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail.

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June 07, 2017

West Elm Hotels & Signature Development Announce Hotel Development in Oakland

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–Today West Elm announced Oakland, California as the newest location for its West Elm HOTELS portfolio. With a shared focus on designing to impact, West Elm HOTELS is teaming up with Signature Development Group and Jordan Real Estate Investments (along with Next Motors) to develop the hotel expected to open in 2020. Signature Development’s extensive experience with residential and commercial projects throughout the Bay Area complement West Elm’s consumer and marketing expertise to bring a unique hospitality experience to Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.

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June 05, 2017

Twenty-Five Extraordinary Developments From Around the World Are Finalists for the Urban Land Institute's Global Awards for Excellence

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2017) — Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America. A group of winners chosen from the finalists will be announced in October at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. The 20 North American finalists include the BAR Architects-designed Santana Row, a 42-acre mixed use residential, office, shopping, dining, and entertainment district in San Jose, California.

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May 30, 2017

BAR Architects Promotes Five Staff Members to Senior Associates

San Francisco, CA — BAR Architects has promoted five of its staff members to Senior Associates, announced Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO of the firm. New Senior Associates include Benjamin Schaefer, Lisa Majchrzak, Matthew Winkelstein, Michele Fazio and Stephen Hegedus.

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May 30, 2017

BAR Architects Promotes Four Staff Members to Associates

San Francisco, CA — BAR Architects has promoted four of its staff members to Associates, announced Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and CEO of the firm. The new Associates include Solomon Berg, Mia Bhimani, Enrique Herrera and Jestin Wolin.

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May 15, 2017

BAR Featured in ENR's 2017 List of the Top 500 Design Firms

BAR Architects is proud to be included in ENR's recently released list of the Top 500 U.S. Design Firms! The list is ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2016... See the whole list on the ENR site:

ENR's 2017Top 500 Design Firms
April 12, 2017

Congratulations to BAR's New Associate Principals!

San Francisco, CA — Following the firm’s 50th anniversary year, Chris Haegglund, Principal and CEO has announced the promotion of four to Associate Principal at BAR Architects. The new Associate Principals include Tom Nelson, LEED Fellow & LEED AP, Patricia Centeno, LEED AP, Mark Kelly, AIA, LEED AP, and William Duncanson, LEED AP. Each Associate Principal brings a unique perspective and background to this new role, combining strength in design, sustainability, project management, and demonstrated technical expertise in BAR’s diverse market sectors. We see this as an important step in the continuing evolution of BAR, and ensuring the next 50 years are as successful as the last 50!

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April 06, 2017

BAR's "Epic Makeover" of Auto Centrum Building Featured In SFWeekly

San Francisco, CA. — With a real estate market as tough as nails, creative entrepreneurs in San Francisco are taking on a common architectural challenge- transforming former auto body shops and car garages. From a Japanese spa with old brick walls, to a new brewery, to BAR's transformation of the Volvo Centrum building for Steel Arc Properties, SF Weekly explores how new businesses are giving empty auto shops new lives, and revitalizing dead blocks across the city.

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April 04, 2017

BAR Architects' Design Plans for 3512 16th St. featured on Hoodline

San Francisco, CA — BAR Architects' design plans for Steel Arc Properties renovation of the former 16th Street Volvo Repair Shop were recently featured on hoodline. The 1915 building, which is marked by the city as a "historic resource," was quickly sold to Steel Arc Properties for $4.6 million, with plans to transform the space into a into a mix of small business offices, workshops, and one market-rate residential unit. Preliminary design plans for the new structure have now been released, showing the developer's intention to add two stories on top of the original building. 12 units of housing and three commercial spaces are now planned for the site. BAR Architects have proposed a ground-floor layout with a 3,300-square-foot restaurant/commercial space, another 2,000-square-foot commercial space, a 262-square-foot medical office, and one two-bedroom unit. The newly proposed upper stories of the building would be dedicated to housing. The second floor is set to include 6 one-bedroom units and 1 three-bedroom unit, while the third floor would have 2 two-bedroom units and 2 three-bedroom units. Each of the third-floor units would also have a private rooftop deck.

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March 11, 2017

One Henry Adams Brings Residents to SF's Design District

San Francisco, CA - The new apartment complex at 1 Henry Adams St. occupies the last open parcel on the puny traffic circle that serves as the hub of the wheel of the city’s Design District. It’s across the street from the 1915 brick Denim Carrageen and Hayden Building at 2 Henry Adams St., which is one of two buildings that make up the 600,000-square-foot San Francisco Design Center. Since it opened in November, developer Equity Residential has leased 102 of the 241 units at One Henry Adams. It has also rented out all of the 9,000 square feet of retail space. In addition to a 3,600-square-foot outpost of the Grove restaurant, announced last year, Equity just completed an agreement with Kash Feng, owner of numerous local sushi outlets, including the nearby Omakase restaurant.

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March 03, 2017

Exclusive: First Homes To Break Ground In Brooklyn Basin, Oakland's New Waterfront Neighborhood

Oakland, CA – The first phase of the $1.5 billion Brooklyn Basin mega project, a new waterfront neighborhood in Oakland, will break ground next month — a major milestone for a development that has been in the making for close to two decades. Signature Development Group, with a construction loan from UBS, plans to kick off the first phase of the 64-acre development with a $100 million-plus, 241-unit apartment building designed by BAR Architects.

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March 03, 2017

Oakland’s Massive Brooklyn Basin Development Set to Break Ground in April

Oakland, CA – After securing a financing agreement with Swiss banking giant UBS, Oakland-based Signature Development Group will finally break ground on a $1.5 billion, 65-acre project that when finished will feature 3,100 units, 32 acres of open parks and trails, a 200-boat slip marina and a retail destination that is looking to transform an old, industrial part of Oakland into a vibrant and new neighborhood. The first project, Terrace Apartments, is set to break ground in April 2017. The development is a 241-unit apartment project that Signature and UBS will embark on with an expected completion date of late 2018 or early 2019. San Francisco’s BAR Architects designed the structure and worked in conjunction with Bruce Jett Associates as the landscape architects and BKF Engineers.

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March 03, 2017

Is Wood a Safe Material for Apartment Complexes?

California Buildings News – Using wood in building projects has a number of attributes, chiefly that it is less costly at a time when California badly needs multifamily housing that is economical to construct, and a renewable resource that causes less impact on the environment to produce than other materials. BAR Senior Associate Stephen Hegedus, who recently attended a Woodworks event in San Francisco said, "At BAR, our larger multifamily projects are often of Type III (wood) construction. The intent of Type III is to contain the spread of fire within a building's envelope, which is required by the code to be of non-combustible materials and allows the use of fire-retardant-treated wood framing for the exterior walls." "With urban populations growing, Type III wood over a Type I concrete podium cost effectively gives rise to larger infill mid-rise developments. This allows density to be maximized, in many ways right up to the property lines, to meet market demand with the economical use of wood."

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February 14, 2017

Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Eyed For 144-room AC Hotel By Marriott

Santa Rosa, CA – The Railroad Square area of downtown Santa Rosa could be getting a five-story, 144-room European-modern hotel, under a plan from a Dallas-based developer. A 62-space parking lot bounded by Highway 101, Fourth, Fifth and Davis streets would be transformed into an AC Hotels by Marriott location, with a ground-floor restaurant and retail space, based on a proposal from Bedford Lodging. Santa Rosa-based Jean Kapolchok & Associate is handling entitlements. BAR Architects of San Francisco designed the project.

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January 01, 2017

Wines & Vines: A Conversation with Jeff Goodwin

The barrel room at Law Estate, designed by Jeff Goodwin and BAR Architects

Napa, CA – Not long after receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1986 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Goodwin joined BAR Architects in San Francisco. He left for a time, but when he returned to BAR in the mid-1990s, the firm was working on a couple of winery projects. He naturally fell into what would become his expertise— designing wineries, clubhouses and hospitality facilities. “I enjoy the people in the wine industry,” Goodwin says. “They’re good clients.”

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August 26, 2016

BAR's Bay Meadows project listed in SFBT's 25 Largest Peninsula Construction Projects

San Mateo, CA – BAR's mixed-use project at Bay Meadows, Russell and Rendezvous Town Square, was named to the 25 Largest Peninsula Construction Projects by the San Francisco Business Times. The development, expected to be completed in early 2017, includes 228 homes with office, retail and a 15-acre park. Developer is Wilson Meany.

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July 26, 2016

BAR designed retrofit for nitrate film projection is underway at Hollywood's Historic Egyptian Theatre

Hollywood, CA – Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre will soon have the capability to screen “rare and fragile” 35mm nitrate film prints thanks to a film preservation project undertaken by The Film Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Turner Classic Movies, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque. The new nitrate-safe projection booth at the Egyptian, designed by BAR Architects, has begun construction, with the retrofit scheduled for completion in fall of 2016.

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June 28, 2016

How a Winery Gets Designed – Trinchero Winery featured in VinePair article

Napa, CA – It only takes one drive through Napa to see why the region is known for its beauty: between patches of grapevines, mansions and castles rise and glittering fountains welcome visitors into lush gardens and tasting rooms. But there’s more than Beaux-Arts flare to these massive facades, which double as functioning wineries. Mixing utility and the “Wine country Experience” isn’t easy, as reported by Laura Burgess, while strolling the new winery and visitors center at Trinchero Napa Valley–a 6-year, multimillion dollar project. Wandering the expansive property with the family that created Sutter Home White Zinfandel and now makes wine under 20 labels, it’s clear the job of combining practicality and beauty in wine country is an art form not unlike winemaking–it takes a lot of creative cooperation between winemakers, wine sellers, and their environment.

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May 25, 2016

Trinchero Napa Valley opens tasting room, Phase 3 of BAR-designed winery

Napa Valley, CA – Trinchero Napa Valley will open its new public tasting room at 3070 St. Helena Highway in June. Family members recently gathered in the new hospitality center to celebrate the end of a building phase that has stretched more than 12 years. The new public tasting room is in its final stages of completion and is expected to be fully operational next month. It follows the elegant architectural style of the hospitality center with the interiors created by local designer Erin Martin. The San Francisco–based architectural firm of BAR Architects partnered with the Trinchero family for all three phases of the building project.

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May 16, 2016

BAR Architect's design for a new Menlo Park office building is taking shape

Menlo Park, CA – BAR Architect's design for a new Menlo Park office building, steps from the downtown Caltrain station, was featured in the San Francisco Business Times. The design by BAR rises three stories and features traditional and modern architectural elements, several outdoor decks, two levels of underground parking and a striking glass level on the top floor. There’s also a public plaza with “coffee pavilion.”

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May 11, 2016

Habitat for Humanity proposes affordable condos, designed by BAR, in Redwood City

Redwood City, CA – A small, 5,000-square-foot empty lot in downtown Redwood City has grabbed the attention of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, which is now in the process of drafting plans for a six-story, 20-unit, affordable condominium building. BAR Architects of San Francisco is the project designer. The global non-profit housing organization said the project is its first mid-rise development and also the first time it is working with a general contractor, J.H. Fitzmaurice of Oakland, according to Smitha Seshadri, Habitat’s vice president of real estate. Traditionally, all of Habitat’s construction has been built by in-house staff and/or with volunteers, though this project may provide some volunteer opportunities, such as painting and other non-technical work. “Because it is six stories and on a small lot, it’s not altogether practical to use volunteer labor exclusively,” said Habitat Project Manager Justin Albright.

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May 04, 2016

First building in Oakland's huge Brooklyn Basin project to start construction

Oakland, CA – BAR is designing the first building to start construction in Oakland's new Brooklyn Basin community at Oakland's southern waterfront. Plans have been filed with the city, a major step for a project that has taken over a decade to approve and finance. The first building calls for 241 rental units, bounded by 8th Avenue, Brooklyn Way and 9th Avenue, and will be the first project to start construction on the multi-phase site. Design approval is expected in a few months and the project is consistent with the Brooklyn Basin project specifications, which was approved in 2010.

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May 01, 2016

BAR Architects promotes four staff members to Senior Associates and four to Associates

San Francisco, CA – BAR Architects has promoted eight of its staff members, announced Chris Haegglund, AIA, LEED AP, principal of the firm. Patricia Centeno, Tom Nelson, Zach Prowda, and Bradley Sugarman have been named Senior Associates, and Mirba Estrellas, Stephen Hegedus, Greg Hildebrand, and Ben Wakelin have been named Associates.

April 01, 2016

CityLine's green roof featured in the April 2016 issue of SBC Magazine

Seattle, WA – BAR's design for the living green roof at CityLine, The Wolff Company's multifamily community in Seattle, was a featured example in SBC Magazine's article "Getting the Garden off the Ground" in their April 2016 issue.

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March 15, 2016

Alameda Point Parcell 11 Wins Planning Board Approval

Alameda, CA – A building predicted to become an iconic fixture on Alameda's waterfront has won approval from city officials, a milestone in the effort to redevelop Alameda Point following the U.S. Navy's departure nearly 20 years ago. The building, designed by BAR Architects, would be near what the Navy called the Seaplane Lagoon, and will have 221 residential units above ground-floor shops and border a future waterfront park.Planned in an art moderne style to reflect nearby former aircraft hangars and other historic buildings, the structure will offer residents views of San Francisco Bay and be within walking distance of a new ferry terminal that city officials hope will be built.

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March 09, 2016

BAR-designed faculty housing for Stanford University under construction

Palo Alto, CA – Faced with skyrocketing housing costs in the region, the university has started construction on University Terrace, a 180-unit residential project for faculty that is expected to open early next year. David Israel, a principal at BAR Architects, which worked on the design, said that the university will not only subsidize this housing to attract the best and brightest, but has also been thoughtful about the quality of the project.

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February 18, 2016

2254 Market receives unanimous SF Planning Commission approval

San Francisco, CA – 2254 Market, a new mixed-use project in the Upper Market area of San Francisco, was approved 4-0 by the Planning Commission on Feb. 11. “I think the site is one of the more challenging sites I’ve seen in a long time,” said Commissioner Kathrin Moore. “It has not only two frontages with a through lot, but it actually has five irregular sites, which is monumental for any architect to even approach with a diagram.” Moore added that she appreciated the balance between preserving the historic building and designing the new residential units, which will include 12 percent at below-market-rate as part of The City’s inclusionary requirement. “I think it creates a really interesting space,” Moore said. Commissioner Rich Hillis noted that the project complements the Market and Octavia Area Plan, which calls for mixed-use residential and commercial development in transit-served locations. “This is what we expected and encouraged to see [in developing the plan] — a pretty underutilized parcel becoming additional housing, affordable housing and retail for that neighborhood,” Hillis said.

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February 15, 2016

Downtown Long Beach apartments The Current near completion

Long Beach, CA – The Current, a new apartment tower billed as the first development of its kind to be built in downtown Long Beach since the Great Recession, is on pace to open in April, according to developers. Developers AndersonPacific, LLC, Ledcor Properties and Qualico Developments Inc. have nearly completed work on the $70 million first phase of The Current, which is a 17-story, 223-unit apartment tower designed by BAR Architects, near the crossing of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue. The project’s second phase, a 35-story condominium tower, is still in the planning stages as downtown Long Beach appears to be attracting a new wave of residential developments.

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February 09, 2016

Alchemy by Alta, designed by BAR, opens in Hayes Valley

San Francisco, CA – After more than a decade, a 330-unit apartment complex that was built on a former UC Berkeley Extension site in Hayes Valley has begun leasing. The $117 million project, built by developer Wood Partners and called “Alchemy by Alta,” offers 280 market-rate units and 50 below-market-rate units designed by BAR architecture with Build Group as the contractor.

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February 01, 2016

Senior Associate Tom Nelson authors article, "Daylighting Comes Full Circle", for American School & University

San Francisco, CA – Tom writes, "Daylighting is recognized not only for the beneficial effects it may have on academic performance, but also for its role in improving environmental sustainability and reducing operations costs, especially when combines with passive ventilation to reduce lighting and cooling loads. Today, daylighting is once again a fundamental design practice. Strategies to optimize daylighting include the use of system integration, natural ventilation, top lighting, light shelves and solar chimneys." Click below to view PDF of full American School & University article.

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October 23, 2015

BAR receives Special Recognition Award in Net Zero Energy Competition sponsored by AIA California Council and PG&E

San Francisco, CA – The joint effort between BAR and Integral Group, Inc. garnered the Special Recognition Award in the Architecture at Zero competition sponsored by AIA California Council and PG&E. The results were announced at a ceremony at Mission Bay on Friday, October 23rd.

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September 28, 2015

UC Davis Student Community Center selected winner of the 2015 Livable Buildings Award from the Center for the Built Environment

Berkeley, CA – BAR's project meets the highest standards for providing healthy and productive indoor environments, and represents best practices for sustainability and overall design. The winning project, along with the other award finalist, ranked among the top scorers in CBE's Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey. The survey, used to study occupant satisfaction with the quality of the indoor environment, has been implemented in over 650 buildings around the globe.

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September 21, 2015

38 Dolores featured in Urban Land article about Water Management

San Francisco, CA – One of the innovative water management strategies in California is water reuse. San Francisco’s new 38 Dolores multifamily project, designed by BAR Architects, includes a landscaped terrace with raised planter beds of native, drought-resistant plants. Water that hits this level flows through beddings and is captured by a subsurface drainage system and reused for irrigating the overall site.

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August 13, 2015

New Starmont Tasting Room featured by the Napa Valley Register

Napa, CA – Starmont Winery & Vineyards has created its first tasting room and inaugurated a wine club, too. Starmont’s new tasting room was built in an existing courtyard next to the winery’s modern production facility in the eastern part of the Carneros region on Stanly Lane. The courtyard also blocks some of the notorious Carneros winds to allow comfortable seating outside. The new tasting room was designed by San Francisco-based BAR Architects, who also designed the original production building completed in 2006.

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August 07, 2015

Global Lighting highlights BAR Architects in their first Global Trends Design Dossier

San Francisco, CA – For almost 50 years, San Francisco-based BAR Architects have been creating spaces that are not only breathtakingly gorgeous (Take a gander at the photos in the images for confirmation. Breathtaking, right?), but also resonate at a deeper level, somehow embracing the landscape and the individual at the same time. “That is what we do here at BAR Architects,” they note. “We create places that inspire and that stand the test of time while meeting each of our client’s specific needs in unique ways.”

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August 02, 2015

ArchDaily profiles Law Estate Winery in their Selected Projects feature

Paso Robles, CA – The winery design reflects the winemaking characteristics that distinguish Law Winery from the many other producers in the Paso Robles region – minimal manipulation and intervention, showcasing the natural characteristics of each varietal and the specific terroir in which they were grown. The building responds directly to the natural materials of the site, the hillside topography and climatic influences of sun and wind. The resulting design is contextually modern and expressive of the various uses contained within the winery.

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July 31, 2015

Law Winery in Paso Robles a featured project in Dezeen magazine

Paso Robles, CA – San Francisco-based BAR Architects has completed a California winery designed to match the colours and textures of its natural surroundings, nestled into a hilly California landscape. Jeff Goodwin, firm principal, said the facility's design takes its cue from farming villages. "The design, inspired by traditional agrarian compounds of the western United States, enables each element of the wine-making process to be expressed as a simple, distinct and function-driven building form," he explained. "The property's slopes and topography were thoroughly studied to optimise the solar exposure, capture views and respond to local wind patterns," he added.

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July 28, 2015

BAR-designed Law Winery featured by DesignBoom

Paso Robles, CA – With a growing portfolio of winery programs, BAR Architects completed their latest project for Law Winery, established on a 55-acre site near Paso Robles in California. The hilltop estate has a 360-degree panoramic view of the combination of coastal and country landscape. Allowing the landscape speak for itself, the scheme is based on a straightforward floor plan with multiple floors which accommodate the small-lot production and experimentation of the huge variety of wine produced.

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July 27, 2015

BAR to design multifamily development in Cathedral Hill area of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – Build Inc. just filed a proposal to construct a new 14-story, 120-unit apartment building at 830 Eddy St., the latest of several projects with at least 100 units proposed or just built in the area around Van Ness Avenue between Civic Center and Washington Street. BAR Architects was tapped to design the Van Ness corridor project. San Francisco-based developer Build Inc. wants to keep pumping the waves of housing hitting the Van Ness corridor in anticipation of new public transit upgrades and the construction of a major hospital.

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July 24, 2015

BAR's newest winery tasting room featured on

Napa, CA – The outdoor wine-sipping at Starmont Winery and Vineyards. It’s an old grape pioneer’s estate that’s now a bright and airy tasting-room-with-a-patio situation, and it’s open this very moment on the edge of Highway 29. You’ll make this your first stop on your way into Napa. You’ll take a look around and realize that it’s not a typical tasting room. It’s a place that was specifically engineered to put you in a daylong stranglehold of wine-related delights. Just... you’ll want to stay awhile, is all.

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May 13, 2015

Law Estate Winery Featured in Contract Magazine for Capturing a Modern and Sustainable Approach to Winemaking

This 55 acre site located off of Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles, CA features a simple floor plan that will accommodate up to 10,000 cases of wine at full build-out. The unique design reflects the winemaking characteristics that distinguish the winery from many other producers in the region. Sustainable design features include gravity flow winemaking, rainwater harvesting, natural daylighitng, green roofing, xeriscaping, and subterranean storage.

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March 04, 2015

BAR's Tahoe Mountain Home Awarded Outstanding Home for Tahoe Quarterly's 2015 Mountain Home Awards

Truckee, CA – BAR's recent design of a custom home in North Lake Tahoe has been awarded Outstanding Home of the Year for the 2015 Mountain Home Awards. Situated on a steep East facing mountain side, the residence has been recognized for its contemporary interpretation of a traditional Tahoe cabin. The 7,580 sq. ft. custom home is constructed of three gable structures that inspire a sense of natural beauty by bringing the panoramic views of the Carson Range inside the residence. The architecture brings together simple traditional mountain building forms with large openings and contemporary detailing.

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January 22, 2015

BAR Welcomes Architect Tom Nelson

San Francisco, CA – A LEED Fellow and founding board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the USGBC, Tom is committed to designing buildings which harness natural systems and minimize their impact on the environment. “In my work at colleges and universities, this commitment has been a major factor in helping me to create an architectural aesthetic that is bio-climatically responsive while creating humane space that is authentic in its context.”

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January 01, 2015

BAR becomes official signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment

San Francisco, CA – BAR is pleased to announce that we are official signatories to the AIA 2030 Commitment, a national initiative that provides firms with the framework to report building design performance, while working to achieve carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.

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December 15, 2014

BAR-designed Law Winery featured in the Central Coast Edition of Vino Magazine

Paso Robles, CA – BAR's latest built winery, Law Winery, is featured in the Vino article, "Modern Elegance – Law Estate Wines Tasting Room: Clean, Elegant and 80 Percent Glass," by Hayley Thomas.

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October 23, 2014

BAR Welcomes Bradley Sugarman

Bradley has developed his design expertise in hospitality and multifamily environments by blending his passion for living an urban lifestyle with his approach to modern architectural design; simple, relevant and sustainable. Having the opportunity to plan and design over 15 projects throughout the Bay Area has helped establish his urban sensibility.

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August 18, 2014

BAR-designed Schroeder Hall to debut at Green Music Center

Rohnert Park, CA – When it debuts this weekend, Sonoma State University’s new Schroeder Hall, a short walk from the Green Music Center’s renowned concert venue, is set to offer the campus and community something different. The 250-seat recital hall, across the lawn seating area behind the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, will provide a more intimate space for live music by both local and guest artists as well as a place for students to learn, rehearse and perform.

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August 15, 2014

Upscale, luxury apartments coming to downtown Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA – 17th Place, a $6.7 million complex, will occupy 1.34 acres in downtown Bakersfield. "17th Place will soon be considered the touchstone for luxury urban living in Bakersfield," the developer's press release reads. "17th Place will fill a need for renters who seek the excitement and convenience of living in an upscale urban setting." The complex will comprise two-story living spaces over tandem parking garages -- one vehicle behind the other. Every unit gets a private garage and a front stoop; every unit has two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms, and all but six will be 1,160 square feet. The other six are corner units, 1,250 square feet each. Interior appointments -- appliances and some finishes -- are still being determined, but the project's designer, Daniel Cater of BAR Architects in San Francisco, said the goal is a modern atmosphere."I'm excited, too, for the potential of this part of downtown really threading together," said Cater, a Bakersfield native who has known the Smiths for years. "There's sort of the west side and the east side of downtown, and I think the central part has not been in the forefront. This provides a great linkage for residents. The 15-minute walk radius for this site is amazing."

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July 23, 2014

Mixing Art & Life at 1645 Pacific Avenue

San Francisco, CA – 1645 Pacific Avenue is designed with an aesthetic and a desire for "artistic" living. The street front, which incorporates an historic structure already on the site, is a lively composition of sculptural elements, bays, traditional windows, and wrought iron. As expected, the interiors are just as well considered and edited.

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July 18, 2014

BAR-designed faculty housing part of residential growth at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA – Stanford University anticipates starting construction in the fourth quarter on a 17-acre residential project that will add housing for Stanford faculty. It’s the first housing ever built in the Stanford-owned research park, a 700-acre, 10-million-square-foot commercial juggernaut. “It has a slightly different mission,” said David Israel, a principal with BAR Architects in San Francisco, who is working on the design of one piece of the project. “It’s a reflection of the university, of their commitment to the faculty, and will help them recruit and retain.”

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July 17, 2014

38 Dolores featured for its impressive outdoor space

San Francisco, CA – Outdoor amenities at newly built condo and rental buildings in San Francisco have become a big deal. Roof decks with spots to grill and gather are practically standard-issue, while some properties have installed outdoor pools and cabanas. CurbedSF pulled together a list of 10 of the buildings with the best outdoor spaces around the city, from the butterfly garden at 38 Dolores to the saline lap pool at NEMA.

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June 26, 2014

BAR received top honors at PCBC 51st Annual Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony

San Francisco, CA – Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Developers, and a host of industry insiders gathered to applaud the best of the best in architectural design at the PCBC 51st Annual Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony. Three BAR-design projects came away with top honors. 38 Dolores earned two Grand Awards: Attached Residential Project of the Year, and Best Multifamily Housing Project over 60 du/acre. Earning Awards of Merit were 636 El Camino Real for Best Affordable Project – 30 to 60 du/acre, and 2130 Post for Best Renovated or Restored Project.

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June 15, 2014

Space and Flow - BAR featured in July issue of Wines & Vines

Paso Robles, CA – Principal Jeff Goodwin was interviewed for the July issue of Wines & Vines, in the article, "Space and Flow", about how successful winery design leads to efficient wine making. BAR-designed Law Winery in Paso Robles, CA, was featured as well, highlighting their gravity-flow production.

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June 01, 2014

Two BAR projects earn high marks from USGBC

Two BAR projects recently received high marks from the USGBC. The UC Davis Segundo Services Center, in Davis, CA, earned LEED Platinum certification. The mixed-use, multifamily community 38 Dolores, with 81 residential units and a 30,000 sf Whole Foods Market, was awarded LEED Gold certification.

May 19, 2014

BAR Wins 4 Awards of Merit at the 2014 Gold Nugget Awards

San Francisco, CA – BAR Architects is the winner of four Awards of Merit for the 2014 Gold Nugget Awards. These awards draw entries throughout the United States and internationally and honors architectural design and planning excellence. BAR's winning projects are: 2130 Post St. in the Renovated Project category, 636 El Camino in the Affordable Project 30 to 60 du/acre category, 38 Dolores St. in the Multifamily Housing category and 38 Dolores St. in the Residential Project of the Year category. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards will be announced on June 26 as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field.

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April 30, 2014

BAR Architects is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm for 2014

April, 2014 – BAR Architects is listed as a Top 500 Firm in the Engineering News-Record 2014 Top 500 Firm list. This list ranks the largest 500 architectural firms and is ranked by architectural revenue data.

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March 28, 2014

38 Dolores is a 2014 SF Business Times Finalist

San Francisco, CA – 38 Dolores St., the 81-unit mixed-use development of BAR Architects and The Prado Group, Inc., is a San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deal of the Year finalist for 2014. This award honors the boldest and most creative real estate deals done in the Bay Area for the year of 2014. The Prado Group, Inc.and BAR Architects worked with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and 42 other stakeholder groups to ensure that 38 Dolores met the communities needs. 38 Dolores is a finalist for the Market-rate/Residential/San Francisco category

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March 19, 2014

Ground breaks on BAR Architects' $70M Apartment Building

Long Beach, CA – Friday, March 21, Anderson Pacific LLC will break ground on The Current tower, a 17-story, 232-unit property and first tower to be buillt in the two-tower Shoreline Gateway project. Designed by BAR Architects, this mixed-use property will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, penthouses and retail on the ground floor. A catalyst in the resurging Long Beach real estate market, The Current is the first ground-up high-rise apartment building built in Long Beach since the recession and is targeting young professionals as residents. This project is expected to be LEED-Gold certified prior completion.

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March 04, 2014

Six Story Folsom Street Development Rendered, Dubbed 99 Rausch

San Francisco, CA – The Local Development Group has officially filed their application to raze the former Bay Lighting & Design building and adjacent parking lot on the northeast corner of Folsom and Rausch and construct a mixed-use development with 112 residential units, 5,600 square feet of ground floor retail, and 100 parking stalls on the West SoMa site. While currently known as the 1140 Folsom Street project, the development which is being designed by BAR Architects will be dubbed 99 Rausch.

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February 17, 2014

Work to begin on Gunbarrel Center in March

Boulder, CO – More than a decade in planning, the BAR-designed Gunbarrel Center mixed-use development is slated to break ground by the end of March. Situated on about 9.3 acres at the southwest corner of Gunpark Drive and Lookout Road, Gunbarrel Center will include 251 market-rate apartments and about 29,000 square feet of commercial space spread out among 14 three-story buildings to the east of Gunbarrel's King Soopers grocery store.

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January 15, 2014

BAR-designed Dolores Heights Residence in San Francisco featured in February issue of Architectural Digest

On a slender hilside lot in San Francisco, celebrated antiques dealer Ed Hardy builds a Spanish-inspired house whose lush terraces and gracious rooms offer respite from urban bustle. For inspriation, Hardy and Richard Beard of BAR Architects turned to the 1920s mansions of George Washington Smith. To read more and view the stunning photos, pick up your copy of the latest issue of Architectural Digest, now on newstands, or click on the link below to go to Architectural Digest online.

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January 10, 2014

38 Dolores a stylish but subdued addition to Upper Market

The recently completed 38 Dolores continues to recieve notice, including an article by San Francisco Chronicle architectural critic John King, "This one commands notice because of the prominence of the block-long site, at the crest where Dolores Street's march of palm trees concludes and Market begins its long descent to the Ferry Building. With no shortage of design cues to choose from, Prado Group and BAR Architects chose a contemporary look and then adapted it to the existing contexts on each side."

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November 14, 2013

38 Dolores Grand Opening Celebration

San Francisco, CA – Some of San Francisco's top architects and developers welcomed VIPs, apartment-hunters, politicians, and press to the ribbon-cutting and celebration of one of the city's newest addresses—38 Dolores in the red-hot Castro/Mission districts. Noted attendees included members of the developer firm The Prado Group, the BAR Architects team, Supervisor Scott Weiner and former Supervisor Bevan Dufty. Guests enjoyed music by DJ Dylan Mahoney while enjoying food catered by the building's own Whole Foods Market, and viewing the gorgeous SF views from balconies of model units.

See event photos and read about the opening at 7x7 SF
November 11, 2013

Team Sand Gogh wins Silver at this year's Leap Sandcastle contest

San Francisco, CA – The sun was shining on Ocean Beach when teams started digging at this year's Leap Sandcastle Building Contest. The Sand Gogh team from Redding Elementary won silver with their sandcastle commemorating San Francisco landmarks. Sand Gogh teamed with professionals from BAR Architects, Blach Construction, KPFF Consulting Engineers and Project Frog. Leap provides arts education programs to more than 30 schools and 7,000 students across the San Francisco Bay Area. The sandcastle contest is Leap’s primary fundraiser.

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November 08, 2013

38 Dolores: An Extra Sensory Experience

San Francisco, CA – 7x7 SF featured newly opened 38 Dolores, the BAR-designed multifamily community in SF's Upper Market area at Dolores and Market streets. As they note, "Offering the ultimate experience of urban living with the combination of awesome amenities plus central location, 38 Dolores is pretty much everybody's dream address."

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November 02, 2013

BAR-designed 38 Dolores adds to upscale housing in SF's Upper Market area

San Francisco, CA – 38 Dolores, the new 81-unit apartment community at Market and Dolores, which offers an herb garden, butterfly habitat, on-site car sharing and a Whole Foods Market on the first floor, is "the place for your urban lifestyle," according to its calling card. Dan Safier, founder and president of developer The Prado Group, weighs in on the recent housing additions to the Upper Market area.

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October 24, 2013

BAR designs four new retail buildings at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto, CA – Stanford Shopping Center is adding four new retail buildings without changing its total footprint. Mall operator Simon Properties is working with BAR Architects of San Francisco on the design, The Guzzardo Partnership on the landscape, Holmes Culley on the engineering and Lighting Design Alliance on lighting fixtures. In addition to the new shop space, the refresh also includes a major update of the center's aesthetics, including facade improvements to existing shop buildings and a new landscaping plan.

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October 14, 2013

BAR is Changing San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco, CA - BAR 's newest urban infill project 38 Dolores / 2001 Market Street was featured in San Francisco Magazine's article "Cranespotting" which highlights the 50 groundbreaking, zeitgeist-revealing projects that are reshaping San Francisco right now. The 81-unit, mixed use project was listed is the featurette "Cranespotting: Nabe Changers" as one of the 18 apartment buildings in San Francisco that are indelibly altering their neighborhoods.

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October 04, 2013

San Francisco Business Times asks three questions of BAR

San Francisco, CA - J.K. Dineen, a real estate reporter with the San Francisco Business Times, sat down with BAR Architects Principal Chris Haegglund to talk about 55 Laguna and other projects the firm has going on in San Francisco.

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October 02, 2013

Alta Laguna multiamily project featured in San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco, CA - Wood Partners has started demolition of the non-historic structures on the 5.8-acre development at 55 Laguna St., a $150 million project, designed by BAR Architects, that will total 330 market-rate rental apartments.

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September 16, 2013

Story of A Store: AEO Times Square

New York, NY – At 30,000 square feet, the American Eagle Outfitters Times Square store is the largest in their fleet—and more than 40,000 customers walk through its doors every week. In July, they debuted a newly redesigned layout of the flagship store, designed in conjunction with BAR Architects. AEO spoke with their Director of International Brand Presentation to learn more about what goes into redesigning a store and the inspiration behind the new look of the Times Square store.

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September 14, 2013

BAR-designed projects included in Unbuilt San Francisco: Ambition and Imagination exhibition

Curated by John King, San Francisco urban design critic, and Waverly Lowell, Curator, CED Environmental Design Archives, this five-venue exhibition showcased architectural visions for the region that never came to be.

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September 10, 2013

BAR Architects named one of top 50 US architectual firms

San Francisco, CA - BAR Architects were honored by ARCHITECT Magainze by being ranked #47 in their annual ranking of US architectural firms. Now in its fifth year, the Architect 50 is a qualitative look at how firms stack up across a broad range of categories, from business to sustainability to design. BAR came in at #47 overall, with a ranking of #14 in Business/Revenue, and #43 for Sustainability.

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August 21, 2013

38 Dolores Sneak Peek Offers Up Kitchen, Bathroom Design

San Francisco, CA - 38 Dolores (the residential address of the BAR-designed 2001 Market Street project) is gearing up for its debut on the rental market, and a few photos have come out of the interiors. Mostly focusing on the kitchen and bathroom, the photos show us that the kitchen's outfitted with Studio Becker cabinets and hardwood flooring.

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May 28, 2013

BAR's website earns Best in Class status

New York, NY - Interactive Media Awards has bestowed BAR's website with top honors – the Best in Class Award – in the category of Architecture/Interior Design, with an overall score of 497 out of 500 possible points.

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May 23, 2013

The Art of BAR Architecture

Hong Kong, China - Two of BAR's projects – the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, and the Sonoma State University Green Music Center – have been featured in two beautiful architecutral books recently published by Design Vision International Publishing of Hong Kong, China.

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March 22, 2013

636 El Camino garners recognition while collecting two back-to-back awards

San Francisco, CA - 636 El Camino, the new 109-unit workforce housing development in South San Francisco, received impressive accolades at awards ceremonies two nights in a row, from the San Francisco Business Times to Sustainable San Mateo County.

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March 21, 2013

BAR named as designer of one of Home & Architectural Trends' Top 50 Homes

New Zealand - Home & Architectural Trends announced the Trends Top 50 American Homes, and BAR has been selected as the designer of one of thier top projects for our design of Cloudy Meadow Ranch in Paso Robles, CA.

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March 08, 2013

EcoBuilding Pulse features Principal Susan McComb's thoughts on how Eco-Charrettes build trust

San Francisco, CA - Susan walks us through the process and value of bringing stakeholders to the "Green Building" table from the get-go, through BAR's work with the University of California, Davis, on the new Student Community Center.

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February 15, 2013

Sonoma State University's Green Music Center featured in SF Chronicle article

San Francisco, CA - John King, The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, featured BAR-designed Green Music Center in his online SFGate article about three new Bay Area music halls.

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February 01, 2013

BAR Architects welcomes Senior Designer William Duncanson

William joins BAR with over 15 years of experience in architectural design with a specific focus in mixed-use, multifamily and affordable housing. A LEED Accredited Professional, he also possesses extensive experience working successfully with numerous San Francisco city agencies and communities to create high-quality infill housing. His hire supports BAR’s continued commitment to creating quality livable and sustainable communities.

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January 12, 2013

BAR's Design featured on Remodelista website

Palo Alto, CA - BAR Architects' design and use of concrete in a custom residence in Palo Alto, CA, has been featured on as one of five great uses of concrete (and concrete-like materials) from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

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January 11, 2013

CommunicationArts picks FINE Design's refresh of BAR's website as its Webpick of the week

BAR's site had been up for almost seven years; it was time for a refresh that carried the same impact and allure as the original site that FINE Design created for us. Our new site is a work of art and a fitting evolution of the previous version.

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November 05, 2012

BAR Architects' senior housing project featured in the AIA's Design for Aging Review publications

San Francisco, CA - The American Institute of Architects has selected BAR Architects' senior housing project, Showa Kinen Koen, to be featured in their bi-annual publication, Design for Aging Review 11.

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September 01, 2012

Home & Architectural TRENDS Magazine features Cloudy Meadow Ranch residence in Southern California

Paso Robles, CA - Graceful echo: This contemporary ranch-style residence captures the spirit of an earlier brick house built on the same site.

September 01, 2012

Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens highlights three senior communities from BAR Architects

Salenstein, Switzerland - Three of BAR Architects' senior communities – located in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan – have been featured in Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens, the new offering from Swiss-based Braun Publishing.

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August 08, 2012

Soda Canyon Residence featured in China's premiere Residence magazine

Napa Valley, CA - Napa Valley Hilltop Residence, Soda Canyon, has been featured in Shanghai-based Residence magazine.

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May 01, 2012

Rebuilding issue of FORM Magazine features BAR Architects' work on Children's Academy in Haiti

San Francisco, CA - Hands-on in Haiti: How BAR Architects took a proactive approach to pro bono work.

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July 01, 2011

Off-the-Grid School Collaboration in Haiti published in Urban Land Magazine

San Francisco, CA - Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, a unique collaboration developed between BAR Architects and Architecture for Humanity in response to the disaster.

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June 01, 2011

BAR Architects' work in rebuilding school in Haiti featured in Contract Magazine

San Francisco, CA - Raising the BAR: BAR Architects donete time and partner with Architecture for Humanity to design Haitian school.

April 26, 2011

Haitian Children to Benefit from New, Sustainable Community School

San Francisco, CA - Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, a unique collaboration developed between BAR Architects and Architecture for Humanity in response to the disaster.

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January 02, 2011

Soda Canyon Residence featured in Architectural Digest

Napa Valley, CA - BAR Architects and the Wiseman Group collaborate on a hilltop home in Napa wine country.

March 12, 2010

BAR Architects names new Associates of the firm

San Francisco, CA - Today BAR Architects proudly announces the appointment of Shaowen Chou, Patricia Centeno, and Glenn Wood as Associates of the firm.

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March 01, 2010

American Eagle Times Square featured in DDi Magazine

New York,NY - BAR Architects has been featured in DDi Magazine, a premier resource for retail and store design.

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January 28, 2010

BAR Principal elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Washinton D.C. - Richard Beard,AIA;Principal at BAR Architects has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

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December 03, 2009

40 Years in the making; The Place Itself

In 2009, we proudly released our first Monograph: " The Place Itself."

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October 08, 2009

BAR Architects inducted into Builder's Magazine Hall of Fame

Washington D.C.- BAR Architects was inducted into Builder Magazine's William S. Marvin Hall of Fame at an award ceremony and banquet held in the nation's capitol.

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June 22, 2009

BAR Architects Announces Firm-Wide Sustainable Design Initiative

BAR Architects announced a firm-wide goal to design all projects to meet as a minimum standard the standards required for LEED Silver certification or equivalent sustainability criteria.

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March 03, 2009

BAR Architects Increases Green Business Practices

San Francisco, CA – February 3, 2009 -- San Francisco-based architectural firm, BAR Architects was recently declared a Certified Green Business by the City of San Francisco after three years of applications, inspections, interviews and enhanced regulations.

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May 22, 2008

BAR Architects' Principal Interviewed by Multi-Housing News Online

San Francisco, CA -- Principal Chris Haegglund, AIA was interviewed by online news editor Anuradha Kher, for Multi-Housing News Online.

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March 15, 2008

Stonebrook Court Featured in California Home and Design

San Francisco, CA -- Showcasing its spectacular transformation, the renovation of Stonebrook Court, in Los Altos, CA was featured in the February issue of California Home and Design.

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March 13, 2008

BAR Architects Wins Design Competition for International Senior Housing Project

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Selected from a group of international architects, BAR Architects was awarded the commission to design the Sun City Palace Tachikawa-–known locally as Sun City Palace Showa Kinen Koen for its adjacency to a famous regional park-—for HealthCare Japan, the premier developer of Japanese luxury senior residential facilities.

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January 17, 2008

BAR Architects Elevates New Principals of the Firm

San Francisco, CA -- BAR Architects announced today that the Associate Principals have been elevated to full partners in the firm.

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October 07, 2007

Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation Opens in Culpeper, Virginia

San Francisco, CA -- The Library of Congress has opened the doors to its newest facility, the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.

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October 01, 2007

Pebble Beach Residence Featured in Architectural Digest's October 2007 Architecture Issue

San Francisco, CA -- Taking its place among the most beautiful and architecturally elegant projects in the world, the Pebble Beach Residence, designed by BAR Architects is one of the most recent projects garnering industry accolades for the 40 year-old San Francisco design firm.

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September 12, 2007

Takarazuka Selected for AIA Publication, Design for Aging Review 9

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Receiving Special Recognition, Sun City Takarazuka was selected for the AIA publication, Design for Aging Review (DFAR) Nine.

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June 16, 2007

Burwell Residence Featured in Western Interiors and Design

San Francisco, CA -- The Burwell Residence, a custom home designed by Richard Beard, AIA, a partner at BAR Architects was featured in the June/July issue of Western Interiors & Design.

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May 15, 2007

BAR Architects Names New Associates of the Firm

San Francisco, CA -- Today BAR Architects announced the promotion of architects Debra Lehtone and Lisa Victor to Senior Associates of the firm.

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April 15, 2007

Rancho Mineiro Featured in April 2007 California Home and Design

San Francisco, CA -- Rancho Mineiro, a BAR Architects' designed custom home, was featured in the April issue of California Home and Design highlighting the best of wine-country living.

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July 17, 2006

BAR Architects Wins Regional and National Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects was recently honored with both local and national awards.

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May 15, 2006

BAR Architects Featured in Dream Porches and Sunrooms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- BAR Architects is pleased to announce that the firm's work is featured in the book Dream Porches and Sunrooms.

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May 11, 2006

Paula Krugmeier, AIA, Speaker at ULI Spring Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Paula Krugmeier, AIA, Principal with BAR Architects served as a panel speaker at ULI's 2006 Spring Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

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March 08, 2006

Sun City Takarazuka in San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--"There's nothing about it that says either "retirement" or "institutional," remarks San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Susan Fornoff discussing Sun City Takarazuka's recent merit award from the International Interior Design Association.

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March 07, 2006

Builder Magazine Award of Merit for Woodmark

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--The Woodmark, a housing development in Palo Alto, CA for Summerhill Homes, was awarded Builder Magazine's Award of Merit.

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September 26, 2005

Website Named "Site of the Week" by Design Interact

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects' new website, launched on July 28th, was named "Site of the Week" by Communication Arts' Design Interact web magazine.

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June 01, 2005

David Israel to Speak at ULI's Real Estate Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- David Israel, AIA will be a featured speaker at this years' ULI Real Estate School.

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June 01, 2005

Woodmark at University Park and Victoria Green Receive Recognition at PCBC Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- BAR Architects is pleased to announce that Woodmark at University Park (BAR Architects, Design Architect/MBH Architects, Architect of Record) and Victoria Green were recently awarded Gold Nugget Awards at this year's PCBC Conference.

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May 01, 2005

Paula Krugmeier to be Panelist at PCBC/ULI Multifamily Trends Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects' Paula Krugmeier will serve as a panelist at this year's PCBC/ULI Multifamily Trends Conference.

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March 28, 2005

BAR Architects Moves to New Offices in San Francisco's SoMa Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects, an 80-person architecture and interior design firm in San Francisco, has moved from its former offices at 1660 Bush Street to 543 Howard Street in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.

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November 29, 2004

50 Percent of Technical Staff Become LEED Accredited

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects, an 80-person architectural firm in San Francisco, Calif., is proud to announce the recent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation of over 50 percent of the firm's technical staff.

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June 03, 2004

Hospitality & Restaurant Design Features BAR Architects

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects announces the publication of the firm's select hospitality projects -- the Sundance Institute, Robert Mondavi - ToKalon Winery, Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club and Seven Restaurant -- in the book Hospitality & Restaurant Design No. 3.

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May 11, 2004

Santana Row, Avalon Towers on the Peninsula, Paseo Plaza and Kobe Towers in Urban Spaces No. 3

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Urban Spaces No.3, the third book in a series that illustrates the shaping the of the world's public spaces, features several of BAR Architects' recent mixed-use projects.

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March 21, 2004

BAR Architects Featured in Wine Country: Architectures and Interiors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects' Viansa Winery, Burwell Residence, Staglin Family Estate and Mumm Napa Winery are four of the eighteen featured projects in the new book, Wine Country: Architecture and Interiors.

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March 01, 2004

BAR Architects' Tech Building and Guest Facilities at Skywalker Ranch in Architectural Digest

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Enamored with history and inspired by the Victorian architecture of his childhood in Modesto, CA, George Lucas discusses the architecture of Skywalker Ranch in the March edition of Architectural Digest.

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November 18, 2003

BAR Designs Largest Urban Senior Housing Project in the World

BAR Architects announces they have completed the preliminary design of the largest, urban housing project for seniors in the world.

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September 15, 2003

Multi-Family News Names BAR Architects Industry Leader in Multifamily Housing

Multi-Family News recently named BAR Architects to "The 21 Club: The Industry's Leading Design Firms".

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September 09, 2003

Builder Magazine Awards BAR Architects' Santana Row Project of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Builder Magazine awarded its highest honor, Project of the Year, to BAR Architect's Santana Row.

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December 10, 2002

Aspen Institute and Sundance Institute Featured in Hip Hotels Ski

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Hip Hotels, the popular and stylish book series that features the best in hotel design throughout the world, recently featured the Aspen Institute and the Sundance Institute in Hip Hotels Ski.

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November 20, 2002

AR Architects Featured in Educational Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects is pleased to announce the firm's work featured in the book Educational Environments.

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November 07, 2002

Santana Row Grand Opening

Santana Row is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that blends a distinctive mix of living, shopping and dining experiences.

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April 01, 2002

Polo Phoenix Store Published in "Stores of the Year No. 12"

Visual Reference Publications recently published the Polo Store in Phoenix, Arizona in its book, "Stores of the Year, No. 12."

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April 01, 2002

Polo Sport Design Earns Merit Award

The Institute of Store Planners in collaboration with Visual Merchandising and Store Design Magazine recently awarded BAR Architects with a Merit Award for Polo Sport in SoHo, New York.

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April 01, 2002

Scripps College Wins Excellence in Design Award

The City of Claremont Architectural Commission recently awarded BAR Architects an Excellence in Design Award for the design of a new residence hall at Scripps College.

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June 15, 2001

AIACC Awards BAR "Architecture Firm of the Year 2000"

BAR recognized for its mentorship program.

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June 01, 2001

BAR Architects Appoints New Associate Principals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--BAR Architects announces the appointment of six new associate principals: Jeff Goodwin, AIA, Chris Haegglund, AIA, Mark Koester, AIA, Susan McComb, AIA, Gary Schilling, AIA and Earl Wilson, AIA.

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