826 Valencia Tenderloin won the 2017 Contract Magazine 2017 Interiors:Education award. The project, which was done in collaboration with Gensler, MK Think, Architect Jonas Kellner, supports the creative writing skills of under-resourced children in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Contract design award jury said of the project, “This inspired interior promotes creativity and exploration, creating an unexpected wonderland with a richness of spirit. One is transported into a tactile fantasy space that is full of surprises. It is exciting that they did this on a very minimal budget.”
The 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center was featured in the January issue of RETROFIT. The in-depth article features details about the unique collaborative design and construction process for the project, which included over 60 local subcontractors and designers with their time and materials donated in-kind or at cost, resulting in over 2 million dollars that will be spent on creating more free programs for children. You can read the entire article here.
INTERSTICE principal Andrew Dunbar recently sat down with DSEGNARE, a San Francisco – based design showroom who featured the interview on their blog. Andrew talked all things San Francisco design; including its status as an innovation hub, as well as the current challenges the city faces. Read the full interview on DSEGNARE’s blog.
Our Park Valencia project in San Jose is nearing completion and was featured in the San Jose Mercury News! The article, which was written by Sal Pizarro, highlights the playful chameleon sculptures, and details the program of the new park. Read, “San Jose: Santana Row’s Park Valencia gets a lizardy new look.”
Minna Street DREAM:shop honored with Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Award from the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco
On Thursday, May 12th, at the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco Annual Awards Breakfast, INTERSTICE Architect’s Minna Street DREAM:shop was honored with the prestigious 2016 Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Award, for excellence in Architectural Design. DREAM:shop is as a minimalist “open-ended” event space for an avid maker-client and his creative partners to experiment and ideate. Located in the central Mission, this simple plywood lined tube serves as a hybrid space for office, event space, laboratory and workshop all organized around a single three level vertical service core of reclaimed myrtle Wood. Visit the Project Page to learn more.
INTERSTICE Principal Andrew Dunbar was invited to serve on the AIA San Joaquin Valley 2016 Awards, held on April 15th at the Old Administration Building at Fresno City College. Andrew served alongside fellow Architects Jana Itzen of Itzen Architects in Santa Ana and Jason Silva of Dreyfuss + Blackford in Sacramento, as well as San Joaquin Cultural Editor Donald Bee and Joe Moore, Director of Program Content at Valley Public Radio. You can read Donald Bee’s recap of the jury process in the Fresno Bee.
We are pleased that our MOUNTAIN:house project is featured on the cover of the March 2016 New Hampshire Home Magazine! Written by Debbie Kane and Photographed by Greg Pemru, the project was also one of the big winners of the 2016 NH Home Magazine Design Awards, taking home two different awards for Architecture and Home of the Year Honorable Mention.
A big thanks to the team at SPUR for featuring INTERSTICE Architect’s Sunset Parklet on the cover of the most recent issue of The Urbanist, SPUR’s print publication. The Parklet, located in the Sunset District in front of the Other Avenues Food Co-Op and the Sea Breeze Café was completed in 2014, offering seating for eating, and gathering. Read about the project here.
We are thrilled to announce that INTERSTICE Architects won two 2016 New Hampshire Home Design Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, and the 2016 Home of the Year Honorable Mention! for our MOUNTAIN:house project. Located in Bartlett, New Hampshire, MOUNTAIN:house is a secluded, peaceful, year-round residence designed for avid mountain enthusiasts. Surrounded by the White Mountains National Forest, the clients wished to be intimately connected to the lush surrounding elements with materials comprised of local slate, concrete, and exposed plywood. The raw material palette draws inspiration from woodsheds, barns, and rough-hewn mountain lodges; creating an atmosphere that is at once contemporary and timeless. See more images and read about the award-winning project here.
On Thursday, November 12th at 2pm, IA will be leading a tour of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park as a part of the AIA San Francisco NEXT conference, a gathering of the best minds in the Bay Area building and design community. Registration for the conference is being held at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, so if you are planning on attending the conference, be sure to join the tour!
Read more about the Botanical Gardens on the Project Page.