Exploring the San Francisco Central Subway Project

RHAA took a dive to the underground to check out the construction in progress. (July 2017)
Exploring the San Francisco Central Subway Project

Sushi Salon Tuesdays

RHAA Principals and staff meet bi-monthly to discuss serious questions of how can we better influence large scale planning projects with conservancy in mind, to how we maintain our core philosophies when projects turn difficult.  To more light hearted and sometimes funny questions of what career choices we would make if not for landscape architecture. These sessions have been inspiring, motivating, and insightful. (July 2017)

Sushi Salon Tuesdays

Summer Celebration

Summer is in full force, which means warm beautiful weather, BBQ, and Ping Pong tournaments on our patio. (June 2017)
Summer Celebration

Bay Meadows Design Review

RHAA visited one of our recently completed projects -- the Russell and Quimby at Bay Meadows in San Mateo. The multi-family housing project features two buildings that provide residential units a variety of amenities and garden spaces. The diverse amenities (pool, spa, outdoor BBQ area, fire features, garden rooms, and Petanque court) allowed our senior project managers to discuss the various design, detailing, and construction of the project in a hands on, visual way. During the site walk RHAA staff even took a minute to “test out” one of the fire feature seating areas. (April 2017)

Bay Meadows Design Review

Autodesk Pier 9 visit and Design Night

RHAA visited the Autodesk Creative Workshops @ Pier 9 in San Francisco. There we experienced a personal tour of the facility which is home to a community of designers, engineers, artists, and product innovators. The labs here house state of the art production tools and machinery, as well as some very cool work environments. We learned about the latest in advanced and large scale 3D model production, artificial intelligence design, robotics, and the future that they call the augmented age. At the end of the tour RHAA was able to experience one of their virtual reality environments. For more information about this place you can click here: http://www.autodesk.com/pier-9

Afterwards it was time to party at Design Night! Autodesks bi-monthy Design Nights in the Autodesk Gallery explores how tech is transforming the industry. (February 2017)

Autodesk Pier 9 visit and Design Night

Guatemala Design Week

RHAA spent a week collaborating with De Oliveria Castro Arquitectos on the Vitta Center project in Guatemala. We had some great charette sessions and even better discussions about planning and architecture in this country. Of course we managed to fit in some sightseeing and local eats. (November 2016)
Guatemala Design Week

Chile Workshop

RHAA travelled to Santiago, Chile, for a workshop with the developer of the Santa Elena mixed-use and residential development intended to house 60,000 people. Collaborating with local LA's, we developed park programming ideas, considered unique site features, and designed site plans to fit this majestic site surrounded by national parkland bluffs. (October 2016)

 

Chile Workshop

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Fiercely competitive RHAA staff carve pumpkins in hopes to win Halloween prizes. Did you know it's possible to carve a teeny tiny pumpkin? Where there's a will (and skill), there's a way... (October 2016)

Pumpkin Carving Contest

RHAA takes a trip to Washington DC

In response to a confidential design competition for a public memorial, RHAA staff visited our nations capitol to participate in a site review. Some work. Some play. And of course getting personal with Einstein. (April 2016)
RHAA takes a trip to Washington DC

Arborica Field Trip

RHAA was able to tour Arborica, the West Marin business of wood artisan Evan Shively. Near Tomales bay you'll find salvaged wood piled high in preparation to become beautiful wood furniture. (March 2016)

Arborica Field Trip