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One of 230 Shovel-Ready School Construction Projects funded by the State Allocation Board (SAB) in May 2013

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Single Ladies Dance

The latest addition to our Town Hall meeting on Monday morning is a little funny video segment. I'll be posting them every few weeks for all to enjoy. After all, everyone needs to laugh at least once a week...


DTL = LEED Gold!

I am pleased to share the news that DTL Mori-Seki, a project we did the interiors scope for (space planning, interior architecture, design, furniture) just received LEED Gold!!! This flew under W+P’s radar because we were not the architects of record or the LEED consultants. But for those involved (Brett, Amber, me & a cast of thousands)) this is a rewarding conclusion to a project that is pretty awesome: a build-to-suite 75,000 s.f. office / showroom in a developer box. Kudos to Capital Partners, the developers, who were committed from the start to do a LEED project and ended up being the first in Davis.

Sneaky Dan

Its not everyday a turkey strolls by our suburban office building. This little fella caused quite the stir around here...apparently no one had ever seen a turkey before. people were glued to the windows as if there was a celebrity in the parking lot or something.
-Kim S.

Rebuilding Together

On Saturday, Jeff, Regina, Mary (her son and daughter) and I participated in Rebuilding Together. We all worked on a house that is in the Army Depot Redevelopment Area off of Fruitridge. The homeowner that we worked for was very nice and has lived in the house for 50 years. It has been in her family a lot longer though. The poor house was a disaster when we got there. The landscaping was overgrown, the paint on the exterior was bad, what siding there was was bad, she had no stove and there were a number of other items that were needing to be fixed and redone (screen doors, fascia boards, gutters, etc.). Mary and her son and daughter were on Team Painting and did a tremendous job of transforming the exterior of the house and painted it a cute grey and white. Jeff, Regina and I were 3/5 of Team Landscape and took an over grown backyard and transformed it into a beautiful garden and sitting area. We all had a wonderful time and it was well worth the sore muscles the next day to help this family. They were very grateful for our time and effort.

Art of the Pop-Up

Exhibit runs through January 9th.

About the artist...

Born and educated in Utah, David A. Carter moved to California and began his career here as a graphic designer and advertising illustrator in the 1970's. Employment with Intervisual Communications, Inc., introduced him to paper engineering and book design, and by 1987 he was working freelance as a popular author and illustrator of children's books. Carter has more than 80 published pop-up books including a popular children's collection on bugs (Simon & Schuster) and Horton Hears a Who Pop-Up! (Random House). Carter considers The Red Dot Series to be his greatest artistic accomplishment in the field of pop-up engineering. The series resulted from a dozen years of experimenting with pop-up structures that evolved into non-representative, spontaneous Modern Art forms-the minimalist sculptures in these five books.


Calstrs Tour

This was a very well attended event put on my the AIA and IIDA to tour the new Calsters building in West Sacramento. Designed by the HOK San Fransisco, the building is anticipated to receive a LEED Gold rating...even with the manual window blinds. Attendees included Jack, Amber, Robi, Brian and Brett.


That's Robi in the Recycle bin.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

24 True Things that couldn’t be Truer...

1. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
2. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
3. Bad decisions make good stories.
4. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
5. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
6. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again
8. Was learning cursive really necessary?
9. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
10. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
11. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a *ss from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
12. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
13. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
14. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
15. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
16. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....
17. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
18. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
19. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
20. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
21. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
22. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
23. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
24. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.


Chalk Art

Amazing stuff...


The Fish

The record board reads...Terry Green of Auburn, CA - 8.2 lbs and 27 inches caught with a worm.

IIDA Golf Tournament

Brett, Greg and Robi warm up with some dance moves...

Aimee Rebmann of UCF, Brian, and Amber

yes, that's a pink feather boa...
Another great event put on by the IIDA. The W+P contingent included Greg, Robi, Brett, Amber, Tom and Brian. There's nothing quite as humorous as watching amateur (at best) golfers chase a ball up and down mountains, in and out of trees, back into the trees and maybe make it to the green before loosing every ball in their bag. Many lessons learned this year. One, steal range balls because at the end of the round you'll need them. Two, if your mad you should throw a ball into the lake not a's cheaper that way. And third, never, under any circumstances, should you let someone drive a golf cart because they think it will be 'fun'...rolling down a hill is not fun.

Martha Riley Library is Golden!

We have received notification that the Martha Riley Library and Utility Exploration Center has achieved LEED Gold certification. A big THANK YOU to everyone involved. It has been a total team effort.


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