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Living local, urban design, sustainability, landscape architecture, and places in the East Bay. Design that works where it is.

Why Build a Parklet?

They’re called parklets but they’re often more like outdoor café dining areas. These sidewalk extensions are parklets because of their roots. In 2005, the clever folks at ReBar had a plan to take back some … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Creativity Shines in Oakland’s Golden Gate Neighborhood

When the first homes were built, the Golden Gate neighborhood was a town named Klinknerville. The name was changed to Golden Gate before it was annexed by the City of Oakland … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nesting Box

I could take a whole series of photos showing beautiful security bars in Oakland. This design for windows in the Longfellow neighborhood is my favorite example. The center of the … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment