Monthly Archives: April 2011

Affordable Housing Certified LEED Platinum – Magnolia Court

Magnolia Court, our 54-unit affordable housing for seniors in Manteca, CA, was just certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC. Developed by Affirmed Housing Group and built by BOGC Inc., the design acknowledges the climate of California’s Central Valley and provides … Continue reading

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AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects of 2011

We’re very pleased to announce that High Tech High Chula Vista has made this year’s AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects list!! “The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples … Continue reading

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Reclaiming

“The accommodation of the automobile at the expense of almost all else characterizes most contemporary planning. Our site plans insist that cars be convenient, but contained balancing their impacts with other considerations. Where possible, parking areas are co-opted for other … Continue reading

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San Jose Workforce Housing Goes Vertical – Archer Studios Concrete Nearly Completed

Work proceeds on the 42-unit Archer Studios project. Scaffolding is in-place for the post-tensioned slab pour scheduled for mid-April. Ground floor cast-in-place columns and walls are up, including the one pictured here that includes the project entry signage. Archer Studios … Continue reading

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High Tech High Chula Vista’s Modular Construction Highlighted

So we’ve been talking about High Tech High Chula Vista quite a lot in our recent posts (CHPS verified, etc…) and it seems we’re not the only ones! Last month’s online edition of ED+C Magazine featured an article outlining the … Continue reading

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Places Of Possibility

“We strive to create buildings and public spaces that transcend program to provide comfortable places to live one’s life. Ideally, our buildings anticipate and accommodate change, reuse, and adaptation. We offer them as “frameworks” to inhabit, as places of possibility.” … Continue reading

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