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AXIA Architects Expansion of Ownership

Santa Rosa, CA – September 24, 2014 – AXIA Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of ownership to select key employees. Gregg H Rake, Melissa Wadlow and Jason Weaver have joined the ownership team of AXIA and bring with them a youthful enthusiasm for the industry. Gregg H Rake is a licensed architect in Colorado …


November Membership Lunch

The popular series, Citizen Architects, had a great panel of local AIA Redwood Empire Architects/leaders in our community consisting of: Scott Bartley, AIA, Mayor City of Santa Rosa Mitch Conner, AIA Julia Donoho, AIA Doug Hilberman, AIA The open dialog about leadership and the profession of architecture touched on areas such as how community service ...

Wine and Learn

The addition to Sonoma Cutrer’s wine facility is extensive, both in terms of scale and scope. The new stainless steel fermenting tanks hold 100,000 gallons and weigh about a million pounds each when full. The tanks and the site is heavily engineered to withstand earthquakes. The tanks were all built on site and took about ...

September Membership Lunch with Dennis Fagent, S.E.

Dennis Fagent, S.E.  and Bryan Osborn Prefabrication, Panelization & Modularization Initially when you hear about prefabrication, panelization and modularization, they all sound very similar and bring to mind big boxes, stacked on top of each other to create a structure.  Dennis took us through the meaning of the terms and how new processes are being ...


The REBECC Committee The third annual Redwood Empire Built Environment Collaboration Committee (REBECC) event was fantastic!  With eight professional organizations and well over a hundred members in attendance, this event continues to gets better and better each year.  The sponsoring organizations included the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the North Coast Builders Exchange, the American ...

Francis Ford Coppola Hospitality Tour

By Jordan Lebovich, JBL Photography Demae Rubins, a Project Manager at Summit Engineering led a tour of the new hospitality area of the Francis Ford Coppola Event Center in Geyserville.  We learned about Francis Ford Coppola's attention to detail and the reasoning behind the many design choices that were made.  One of his pet peeves ...