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Holiday Party in Sonoma

Thank you to Paul Berger and his wife for hosting the AIARE Holiday party at their newly renovated home in Sonoma.  The house is gorgeous and was a great setting for kicking off the holidays.  It was also a time to say thank you to all the hard-working board members who kept the organization moving ...

CRAN Symposium Opening Reception

AIA Redwood Empire and our CRAN guests were hosted by No. 8 Lighting at Zephyr Ranch for a beautiful wine country evening. The weather was perfect for a stroll down a country lane and then to be greated by the beautiful views of vineyards and olive groves in the rolling hills of Western Sonoma County.  Attendees …


AIA Redwood Empire Wine and Architecture Tour – Westside Road

What a fun day tasting wine and showing our CRAN guests some wonderful wineries.  The rich history and broad variety of architectural styles made for an interesting and memorable tour.  There were architects from D.C., Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Honolulu just to name a few.  There are many photos from the day which can be …


Buck Residence Tour

  Buck Residence Atop a hilltop, situated on 775 acres is a hunting lodge-style dream house with views that go for miles.  If you’ve ever been up to Vista Point in Armstrong Woods, the views are just as breathtaking.  This project like any other had at its heart the people who created it from the owner’s desires …


NXNC Lecture with Peter Rose, FAIA

Peter Rose, FAIA gave a very interesting and diverse talk about architecture and his work.  He had some very thoughtful and thought provoking examples of products like phones, computers and cars that have improved markedly in the last 60 years, while housing has not.  He showed examples of work from some early pioneers who worked ...

Home Tour hosted by Corebrands & Lavish

We kicked off Architecture week with a tour of a beautiful home located in Dry Creek Valley.  The tour was hosted by Corebrands and Lavish who had retrofitted the home with some of the latest products in home automation. We were treated to wonderful wine and food in a gorgeous setting, followed by a presentation ...

New Member Reception at TLCD

                                            The New Member Reception was hosted fittingly enough at the new, modern offices of TLCD.  They are located at 520 Third Street in downtown Santa Rosa and it was as great opportunity to meet …


AIARE Design Showcase 2015

The Chapter and CRAN committee put on another successful Design Showcase, highlighting the latest high-end products for residential and hospitality projects.  This year’s Showcase was a two day affair on April 1 and 2 at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa.  Photos from day one are online and can be viewed here. Photos by Jordan, …


Spanish Stone & Tapas

The Andalusian Trade Council from Andalusia, Spain sent a trade group of 7 manufacturers of Spanish marble, limestone, fireplaces and fountains to talk about their products and manufacturing capabilities.  Basically any stone element an architect can imagine, they can do.  Do you want a replica of the Alhambra Palace?  They've done it! Portalais, Inc. sponsored the ...

2014 Year In Review

2014 is almost over and in case you were trying to remember where the year went, here is a video review of the chapter events.  There were lots of them and they were all really great! There are going to be lots of new events for 2015, so plan on attending.  You'll be glad you ...
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