Modern Infill Multi-family Housing on an Impossibly Narrow Lot

A new apartment building during a pandemic is a truly unexpected challenge but it wasn’t the first for this central Berkeley project. The project, The Ursa Apartments, almost didn’t get built as previous architects looked at the long, extremely narrow site and determined it was unsuitable for multifamily development. The problem, it seemed, was squeezing Read More…

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

Download and install these free photos for an instant zoom room upgrade. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Protege Restaurant Palo Alto • Architect : Studio KDA   •   GC : Cookline Construction   •   Interiors : JDLC   Comal Restaurant , Berkeley  Architecture and Interiors  : Studio KDA   •   GC : Northern Sun Associates Soma Eats Spear Street Read More…

Keith Morris discusses Outdoor Dining on ABC Australian Radio

Keith Morris was LIVE on Australian Morning Radio! LISTEN HERE   Air Date: Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:40am (Australian time) Network: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Channel) News Radio Program: RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly Producer: Linda Lopresti    

A CHEF’S TIME with CORONA + FIRE DAYS…An Essay by Chef Amy Murray

by Amy Murray, owner Revival Bar and Kitchen Berkeley   Volunteer Family getting ready to deliver meals to evacuees and firefighters in Petaluma. August 28, 2020 By now, we are dancing in step to our collective Bay Area pandemic routine, masks in place, sanitizer at the ready, distances kept. Early adopters of common sense and Read More…

BAR SHIRU wins a Gold Nugget Award Grand Prize 2020

We are excited to announce that  Bar Shiru has won the 2020 Gold Nugget Award Grand Prize for Best Interior Renovation PCBC’s Gold Nugget Awards are presented annually to the top innovators in design, planning and development. The competition is open to builders, developers, architects, and land planners with communities and projects across the United States Read More…

WIRED MAGAZINE: The Design and Science of Patio Dining during a Pandemic

The Design and Science of Patio Dining during a Pandemic BY ADAM ROGERS Wired Magazine 06 • 17 • 2020  

Support our Local Resturants

Support our Local Restaurants Restaurants and bars have always played essential roles in the social, communal and celebratory fabric of our lives.  They feed and nurture us, while providing entertainment, respite, and social engagement. Without them, we no longer have a place to meet, work, unwind and connect. With this crisis, we’ve quickly realized how Read More…

How DOES the high tech Sound System at Comal really work?

Many folks have asked us to explain the  proprietary and innovative, dynamically controlled sound system from Meyer Sound, called “Constellation”, first  installed at Comal Restaurant. From Berkeley-based Meyer Sound: This unprecedented ability to dynamically control the sonic ambience of the space has garnered the attention of publications like San Francisco Chronicle and Fast Company. With a touch on an Read More…

Sphere Opens Co-Working Space for Women in Oakland

  by Jen Woo, Architectural Digest, April 25, 2019 “We wanted to create a space that is warm and welcoming for diverse women from this city and its surroundings; a place where we can come together and feel inspired to work, work out, grow, and replenish, all under one roof,” says cofounder Signy Judd. To Read More…

Charles Kahn discusses Co-Living

  “One Solution to the Housing Crunch: Giving Millennials the Community they Crave” by Alexandra Mar, Bisnow SF, February 19, 2019 New research indicates California could be short as many as 3.5 million homes by 2025. The demand for housing is enormous, and the current pace of new project development and construction isn’t keeping up. That Read More…