China Check-In

Bay Area architects that turned to China for work when the U.S. economy stumbled say demand slowed in 2012 but is recovering. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE...

Silicon Valley’s Dueling Campuses

By Sharon Simonson Call it Star Wars. By multiple accounts, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is an efficiency-minded company. Its products are about helping people to more easily manage their lives, and the...

Hewlett-Packard’s Whitman: Executive Center Brings A New Day

By Sharon Simonson A new Gensler-designed Executive Briefing Center at Hewlett-Packard Co.’s Palo Alto headquarters signifies HP’s renaissance, Chief Executive Meg Whitman said Jan. 16. With a massive, craggy California oak...

Packard Foundation: Do As We Do

Forty-eight years after its founding, the Packard Foundation recommits to its mission THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN OCTOBER 2012 By Mary Ann Azevedo When the...

Silicon Valley Architects Recognize Best Work

By Sharon Simonson Education and public spaces won big in the 2012 Design Awards of the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “Sustaining Innovation” was the theme...

Facebook Campus Designed For Evolving Company Culture

By Sharon Simonson Facebook leaders worried the company would lose its startup culture and distinct genetics when it left downtown Palo Alto. So they remade its new one-million-square-foot Menlo Park...

Revolutionary Workplace Challenges Next Century Landlords

| By Sharon Simonson | Office owners face new attitudes and risks in the real estate of the 21st century, where easy change is the number-one priority and long-term leases for...

Facebook, Apple Embrace Great Architecture; Will Google?

| By Sharon Simonson | Facebook’s decision to build a Frank Gehry-designed addition to its new Menlo Park headquarters marks a milestone for the social-networking company. But architects across the Bay...

Now We All Hold Hands

Integrated project delivery takes complex construction to the next level THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE ‘Q’ - THE REGISTRY’S PRINT PUBLICATION - IN JULY 2012 By Robert Celaschi Drivers heading into San Francisco...
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Google Names General Contractors for NASA Campus

By Sharon Simonson Google Inc. has selected DPR Construction and Turner Construction Co. to build its proposed 1.1 million square-foot campus at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. The...